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Adopt A Garden At Century Village

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Burton – Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village in Burton, Ohio is eagerly seeking dedicated, interested gardeners to join its volunteer gardening team for the coming year.  Gardeners will have the opportunity to “adopt” and tend their favorite garden from a choice of 25+ available plots.  Garden choices range in size from the very tiny (urns, kettles, containers), to medium and larger beds and borders around historic buildings.  Most gardens are established and simply need sprucing up, weeding and watering throughout the growing season.  Several new gardens will also be introduced, allowing gardeners the opportunity to participate from the ground up in designing and creating these. All volunteers will be cheerfully welcomed and accommodated, regardless of age or expertise.  Whether you are an individual or family, youth group, garden club, civic group, or landscaper, we can find a place for you.  In its second year, the educational goal of the “Garden Project” is to demonstrate styles of gardens that might have been planted in the 1800’s Western Reserve area.  That these gardens also provide present day spots of colorful beauty to visitors at the Village is a bonus!  This year’s garden planning session is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. in the basement of the Auburn Church, situated in the heart of the Century Village property in Burton, Ohio.  Please consider attending and joining our 2012 team.  You will find fun, friendship, sunlight, fresh air, and an opportunity to make YOUR Century Village a beautiful place to visit. Please direct all inquiries to Louise Jackson, “Garden Project” coordinator, 440-834-1492.