The Corrales Community Gardens Project – In the fall of 2020, volunteers established a Pollinator Garden adjacent to the Corrales Library. This space serves to educate the public about plants that attract pollinators. In 2022, SEMG volunteers were asked by the library to renovate the long-neglected children’s garden. Volunteers redesigned the space adding raised beds and artistic touches to make the space more welcoming to youth. This garden, called the Storybook Garden, also features espalier fruit trees and a large variety of edibles for the kids.
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How Volunteers Spend their Time
SEMG volunteers are able to work on design and plant selection as well as plant maintenance. While working the gardens, volunteers are frequently approached by members of the public with gardening questions, providing an opportunity for outreach activity. Volunteers have an opportunity to learn about plants for different spaces, purposes, and soils and to practice pruning and planting skills, as well as share information with other master gardeners.
Three times a year SEMG volunteers help interested youth plant seeds and seedlings in the raised beds. Also, an annual espalier workshop is held for volunteers to learn the espalier technique from experts.
March – October – Weekly for 2 hours (Thursday mornings with slight time variations depending on weather)
November – February – Biweekly or monthly
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