Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Volunteer Newsletter

December 2014

Current issue highlights:
  • Workshop: Roots Refresher & Walking the Camino de Santiago
  • Holiday Potlucks!
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Tu B’Shevat

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Volunteers Needed:

Physical Facilities

Are you handy with a hammer? Do you love to paint? Did you miss your calling as a carpenter? Want to learn the ins-and-outs of fountain maintenance? The Physical Facilities Department at Morris Arboretum is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of maintenance tasks throughout the year.

Please contact Tom Wilson at 215-247-5777 ext.108 or wilsonth@upenn.edu.

Horticulture Volunteer Opportunities!

Do you like gardening and getting your hands dirty? Would you like to learn more about the gardens of the Morris Arboretum? Then being a horticulture volunteer just might be the task for you! Each week our dedicated volunteers rotate throughout the entire Arboretum working in a variety of terrains. Together they tackle a number of physical garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, pruning or invasive plant removal under the supervision of the Arboretum horticulture staff. Our current program runs one weekday morning a week, but we are hoping to expand to include other weekdays as well. Previous gardening experience is helpful, but not required.

For more information please contact Pam Morris Olshefski, Curatorial Assistant, at pamela@upenn.edu or call 215.247.5777 ext.188.


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Weather Update:

The Arboretum is open as usual.
Please note that winter weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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