McIntire Botanical Garden – a wonderful opportunity for Charlottesville

I stopped by the McIntire Botanical Garden table yesterday at the City Market – at first, I admit, because I was drawn by the beautiful t-shirts for sale.  Then I realized that this was the project that I had read about in the paper a few months ago.  This is such a great opportunity for us to create a living classroom for our community to enjoy for years to come.

I think the idea for a community botanical garden is especially attractive to all of the retirees in our area who reluctantly gave up gardening as they downsized and moved into more manageable townhomes, apartments and condos.  The idea of being able to help with such a project is as entrancing as leafing through the seed catalogs as they arrive during the cold winter months.  Just think of what could be accomplished!

–Yes, I did get a shirt!

For more information see Helen at the City Market or visit the McIntire Botanical Garden website. Below is some information from the website:

McIntire Botanical GardenMission Statement:

To create a public garden in the East side of McIntire Park that will provide a living, changing, interactive botanical environment where people may become enlightened and inspired by the enjoyment of plants and nature through beautiful gardens and educational programs.

via MBG Mission Statement.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

If you want to volunteer for the McIntire Botanical Garden, please contact us:

We need:   A GRANT WRITER

An EVENT PLANNER

SOMEONE TO WRITE A NEWSLETTER

HAVE A GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT THE GARDEN

MARKETING EXPERIENCE TO OFFER

LIKE TO MAKE PHONE CALLS AND CONNECT WITH PEOPLE?

Call Helen Flamini at 434-823-8849 to talk about any of these volunteer opportunities

Via Volunteers working with the MBG.