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The Green Legacy would not be possible without the support of our thousands of volunteers.
Each year, over 3,500 people volunteer at the Green Legacy Nursery to help grow trees. No matter what your age or ability you can volunteer for the Green Legacy.
Tree Nursery Volunteer - Requires criminal reference check
Tree Care Volunteer - Requires in interest in learning about the propagation and care of trees.
Please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org with the opportunity that interests you.
Volunteer activities vary, depending on the time of year. Listed below are three of the tasks that occur seasonally and will be offered to volunteers along with many other odd jobs.
Trees are seeded into styroblocks and grow there for approximately 1 year. Using a push stick, trees are gently pushed out of the cells they are growing in and placed into a crate temporarily until they are transplanted or packaged for planting in the spring. This is an easy task that can be done by volunteers of any age or ability.
Small trees need to be transplanted so they have room to grow. Each year trees are planted in new soil and larger pots. Trees are also moved around the nursery in order to make the best use of available space. Transplanting and moving are great tasks for energetic volunteers.
Before trees are giving out to be planted in the community they are packaged. Using a wooden packaging device, 10 trees are wrapped tightly together in plastic wrap. Trees are then moved into an underground cooler building and stored there over the winter. This is one of the more challenging tasks to complete.
The Green Legacy nursery has a variety of environments to work in, including: greenhouses, outdoors, or our underground cooler building. The best way to accommodate changing environments is to dress in layers, and according to forecasted weather conditions.
Suggested Items to bring:
Indoor lunch space, a fridge, microwave, and kettle are available for volunteer use. There is also a large covered pavilion and picnic tables on site.
Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult
All groups wishing to volunteer on a Saturday must pre-register. Contact Alison Morrison 519-546-4788
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 3:30pm
Saturdays by request only. March to October 9:00am - 3:30pm. Contact Alison Morrison to make arrangements.