Garden at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Volunteers needed for gardens at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Volunteers are needed to help with an ongoing gardening project sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst. They plant and maintain demonstration gardens and give gardening education in this museum, set up like a village from the 1800s. You can learn from Master Gardeners as you work side by side with them in a variety of gardens: herb garden, dyer’s garden, native plant garden, Peace…

volunteers in garden bed at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Want to work in a big garden? Volunteer at Botanical Gardens

If you love to garden but don’t have as much space to work in as you would like, consider volunteering at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens is looking for volunteers to help out in many ways, including horticulture. A volunteer orientation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo The orientation is free. Register online or contact Karen Hammer, Program and Volunteer…

raking by Grassroots Gardens in Buffalo NY

Volunteers, items needed by Grassroots Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko If you enjoy gardening, consider volunteering with Grassroots Gardens WNY or helping them out in other ways. That organization has gardens in the City of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Volunteer The community gardens of Grassroots Gardens WNY could always use extra help, especially at spring planting time. You can choose to help out on a regular basis or just once. You can pick one garden or help throughout their network as needed. Sometimes they schedule work…

docents in training at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Become a docent at Botanical Gardens; training starts in September

by Jana Eisenberg Does this sound like you? You love gardening or plants, you enjoy learning, you like talking with the public and you want to be involved in a rewarding volunteer experience. If so, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens wants you. The Botanical Gardens is recruiting for its 2016 Docent Training Class, said Kristy Schmitt, the director of education at the renowned gardens-within-a-park. The only prerequisites are interest, enthusiasm, commitment and availability. With the training offered by…

visitors to Lewiston NY garden walk 2010

Volunteers needed by group that coordinates garden walks, Open Gardens

In other parts of the country, if a city has a garden walk at all, it probably includes just a few gardens. It’s so different here in Western New York! With the addition of new garden walks in Grand Island and Springville, there are 18 garden walks this year. Several garden walks have both daytime tours and nighttime tours. And we have the largest garden walk in the entire nation, Garden Walk Buffalo, with about 400 gardens open to the…

docent leading tour at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

You can be a docent at Botanical Gardens; training starts Sept. 10

by Connie Oswald Stofko It was her love of plants that led Donna Ludwig of Hamburg to become a docent at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. “It was just a place that called to me,” she said. “I have a chance to give back and there’s always something new to learn.” Docent training classes will be held 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 10 – Nov. 5, excluding holidays, at the Botanical Gardens….

garden at Schofield Residence in Tonawanda NY

Garden volunteers needed at Schofield Residence in Tonawanda

The Schofield Residence, a not-for-profit organization located at 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, needs garden volunteers. They need people with a knowledge of gardening, specifically tending their rose garden. Weekly or bi-weekly help is needed for dead heading and grooming rose bushes, plus light weeding of other plants. Other long-term, flexible volunteer assignments such as visiting are also available. Extensive training is provided. For more information, contact Schofield’s volunteer department at 874-1566, ext. 324….