Saint John’s Abbey Volunteer Program

Assignment Description

Number of persons needed – 5

Position: Adopt a Flower Garden     

Department: Cemetery Office          

Brief Summary of Assignment: Weed and mulch flower gardens in the Cemetery and remove noxious weeds from the rain gardens along the road to the Cemetery.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours or more a week as needed during growing season. Schedule can be modified to fit the volunteer’s time.

Responsibilities: Remove weeds, loosen soil, and replace plants and mulch as needed.

Skills and Qualifications: Ability to identify weeds.  Able to bend, stoop and reach.

Team Leader: Josie Stang – jstang@csbsju.edu; 320-363-3434

Location, working space, equipment, etc: Four 3’X8’ areas; Two 3’X10’ areas; Three long, narrow areas with native grasses and three native grass and rain garden areas along the road. Gardening equipment is available on site.  Bring own gloves, knee pads, insect repellant, sunscreen, water bottle and other personal items as needed.

Any questions: contact Eileen Haeg at 363-3304 or email AbbeyVolunteers@csbsju.edu.

(5/1/13)