Saturday, November 25th, 9 am – Noon 


Last November we raked leaves and filled a record 331 bags.  Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and NYRR on Saturday November 25th when we try to break the record. All volunteers are welcome. Please fill in the form to register below. 




6 Responses to Volunteer

  1. Mim's Blog says:

    I’m interested in volunteering at the park, especially gardening! Please let me know how I can get started. I have some experience with gardening and would like to be involved with the community.
    Thanks, Mim

  2. Angela McKee says:

    As a child in Dayton, Ohio, I uses to help my great-grandmother in her garden, which consisted of the lower level of her backyard. She grew corn, string beans, collard greens, tomatoes, cabbage, etc. On the side of her house there was mint, honeysuckle, and an array of other fragrant flowers such as roses, gardenias, gladiolas, irises, hyacinths and others. She also had a grape vine from which she made jellies and preserves. In addition, there was an apple tree in the backyard and a plum orchard next door. Poke salad and dandelions grew wild in her backyard, but we used to go to a field near a race track where they grew undisturbed and in abundance. My great-grandmother, grear aunt, and my mother all used to can fruits and vegetables, and my favorite from my grandma were apricots and there was a mason jar she had canned and I saved it for years before opening and they were still good! I still have one jar left that my mom canned 10 years ago before she fell I’ll and I will probably make a vege soup. This is my garden memory that has shaped my eating and cooking habits my entire life!

  3. I was wondering if there are any park cleanup initiatives taking place in August? If not, happy to help coordinate / promote! Please let me know best way to take action when you get a chance 🙂

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