Garden Elves spotted in Roscoe

| March 31, 2021

With the return of nice weather, everyone is getting outdoors to clean up their yards and gardens. The same is true in Roscoe Village.

If you happen to see someone in the gardens, it is not a Leprechaun or a bunny. It would be a Garden Elf. For many, many years, volunteers have been helping with some of the gardening at Roscoe. They start in late spring with cleaning up the beds. Then work into summer with deadheading, weeding, and cutting/drying. Into fall they shift their work when they make plans for decorating Roscoe for the holidays; they become Christmas Elves. If you like to work in the gardens, would like to learn more about gardening, and have some spare time, then this might be the thing for you.

The first work session will be Tuesday April 20. Park behind the visitor center. Volunteers will gather in the Memorial Garden at 9 a.m. Wear appropriate clothing (be sure to bring gloves, kneeling pad and a tool). Volunteers will also wear masks and practice social distancing too.

This is a great opportunity to learn gardening techniques and tidbits of information. Sometimes they dig and divide plants to send home with you. Box Lunches are also planned. Work sessions will be on Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. The schedule is: first Tuesday – Memorial Garden; second Tuesday – Buckeye Garden (next to the J.H. Museum); third Tuesday – Memorial Garden; fourth Tuesday – Canal Boat (across from the J.H. Museum).

Connie Miller, MJ Mitchel, and Kathy Gwinn are Roscoe Garden Elves that will be on hand to work with you and share their knowledge and expertise. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Miller at 740-622-0060.

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