National Volunteer Week

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
— Proust

As proclaimed by President Obama,  April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week and did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Not many people do!

Volunteers are the roots of the Cultivating Roots Garden! We could not have grown more than 1200 pounds of produce last season, nor host the Summer Youth Program, nor would the garden exist without the time and dedication of many lovely garden volunteers. Volunteers assist with garden chores, have helped build garden beds and tools, lead lessons, as well as harvest and prepare produce for donation to local food banks. Volunteers are garden newbies and seasoned veterans, of all ages, and of all abilities in the Cultivating Roots garden!

We are so grateful for all our garden volunteers and want to say THANK YOU not only this week but for all the time volunteers have spent at our garden. May the fruits (and veggies) of your labor always serve you well-they certainly have contributed to a beautiful garden.

If you are looking to volunteer with Cultivating Roots, join us TODAY, Tuesday April 12 (and every Tuesday) for our Garden Workday from 3-6 PM!

Extra Special Volunteer Highlight:

WSU Extension Master Gardeners have provided endless support to the Cultivating Roots Garden! From leading Land Lessons and mentoring youth in the Summer Youth Program to helping winterize the garden in the fall to donating supplies, tools, seeds and garden knowledge Master Gardeners have and continue to be strong cultivators of the garden. We thank you for your enthusiasm and encouragement over the years!