Seattle Public Library seeking volunteer gardeners

Interested in weeding gardens, raking leaves and picking up litter, all for a good cause and all in your own neighborhood?

The Seattle Public Library is recruiting volunteers to help maintain the garden and grounds at several branch libraries, including Ballard (5614 22nd Ave NW.)

Gardening at the library is an opportunity for friends, family and company teams to volunteer together. High-school students can obtain service-learning hours for graduation requirements. Student volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

The Library’s Maintenance Supervisor will provide an on-site orientation and work with volunteers. The supervisor will provide gardening tools, gloves and eye protection. Volunteers must be able to use basic hand tools and work safely.

Work parties will be scheduled at the branches from June through October.

Other branches included in the program are Ballard, Broadview, Capitol Hill, Columbia, Douglass-Truth, Fremont, Lake City, Magnolia, Rainier Beach and University.

To volunteer, email Anne Vedella, volunteer services coordinator, at Anne.Vedella@spl.org, or call her at 206-386-4614. Volunteer applications can be downloaded here.


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Al
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Al

Too bad they ran off that woman who was weeding around the library a couple of years ago.

Kim Il Sung
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Kim Il Sung

Maybe the hobos can pitch it? Lord knows they fertilize the bushes enough.

eric
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eric

yeech – prob all sorts of goodies around that building…