Fun with the Lakes Park Garden Ambassadors

Thanksgiving Day

Volunteers in the Lakes Park Botanic Garden on Thanksgiving Day

Thursdays are work days in the Lakes Park Botanic Garden. Our Lakes Park Ambassadors didn’t let a little thing like Thanksgiving stop them from showing up for duty! Here are Jane, Kathy, and Jeanette, for whom we are truly thankful!

 

Lakes Park Ambassador “Welcome Back” Brunch

The Lakes Park Ambassador "Welcome Back" Brunch was held on December 5th at the park.

Our second annual Lakes Park Ambassador “Welcome Back” Brunch was held on Thursday December 5th, 2019. The event was co-hosted by Parks & Rec staff, and Foundation members. Both local and returning “snowbird” volunteers attended. Many thanks to the team for creating a festive event for our Lakes Park Ambassador volunteers.  CLICK FOR PHOTO ALBUM ON FACEBOOK – Feel free to tag yourselves!

Community Garden Donates Food

Harvesting produce in the Community Garden at Lakes Park

The Lakes Park Ambassadors in the Community Garden harvested food for donation to the Community Cooperative soup kitchen on November 29th and again on December 13th.

 

Collecting produce for the Community Cooperative

In addition to fresh produce from our Community Garden at Lakes Park, gardeners donate canned food as well.

 

Our next Community Cooperative donation will be December 31st. 

Please help the food pantry! Donate canned or boxed goods and fresh produce. 

We leave by 10:00 AM to bring donations to the Community Cooperative 

 

Gardeners have the opportunity to rent a bed at the Community Garden at Lakes Park

The Community Garden at Lakes Park is completely rented at this time. From time to time, beds can become available during the growing season. If you want to add your name to the notification list and learn more about the Community Garden, please visit http://bit.ly/LakesParkCommunityGarden

 

Gartner Group visits the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park

Brynleigh Benak from Gartner Group and our own Kathy Busick led a merry band of volunteers in the mulching of the Lakes Park Botanic Garden on December 6th.

Brynleigh Benak from Gartner Group and our own Kathy Busick led a merry band of corporate volunteers in the mulching of the Lakes Park Botanic Garden on December 6th.

 

Staff members from the Gartner Group volunteering at the Lakes Park Botanic Garden

Just a sample of the large group of volunteers from the Gartner Group who came to volunteer at the Lakes Park Botanic Garden

 

 

Gartner Group volunteers getting their mulch on at Lakes Park

Gartner Group volunteers getting their mulch on at Lakes Park

 

Guests First – FREE training program from the Lee County VCB –

(Not just) FOR VOLUNTEERS! 

Recommended for ANYONE who is customer-facing;

employers in Lee County are welcome to register their staff!

Lee County's Guests First Customer Service Training Program

Produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, all sessions are offered free of charge to tourism and allied industry employees. Guests First classes consist of seven modules, each lasting two and one half hours. Guests First classes run throughout the year pausing briefly between February and May for “peak season.”

 

Looking for a volunteer / service learning opportunity at Lakes Park?

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