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Other ways to volunteer at Vail gardens

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado “-The tour guide program is just one of several ways to get involved at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado

Programs, for which no experience is necessary, include:

– Volunteer gardening Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

– The Schoolhouse and Alpine Treasures gift shops ” Greet visitors, help raise money for the Gardens and learn Vail Valley history in a 1920s-era, one-room schoolhouse now maintained as a museum.

– Events ” Help organize the gardens’s annual fundraising and educational opportunities, such as the Spirit of Betty Ford Award, the Butterfly Launch for Eagle County third-graders, and the Annual Plant Sale.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

– Membership Outreach ” Help expand the membership year-round by organizing and hosting neighborhood gatherings to present information about Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, its programs, and educational opportunities.

– Environmental Action ” Join the year-round Adopt-A-Rare-Plant project, a joint program with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program that identifies and monitors rare plants in Eagle County

– Office Support ” Help the gardens maintain its database, label and catalogue plants, publish its newsletter, prepare bulk mailings and respond to phone and mail inquiries.

“We’re always in need of extra hands. Typically, it’s real simple stuff. You don’t have to be an expert gardener to have a huge impact at a critical time,” says Gardens Supervisor Melissa Kirr.

For more information, call 970-476-0103, ext. 3, or visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

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