Propagate Plants

A volunteer waters the sale plants Photo: Teresa LeYung Ryan

A volunteer waters the sale plants
Photo: Teresa LeYung Ryan

Plant sale volunteers propagate and maintain plants offered for sale to the public at the Botanic Garden’s Thursday morning plant sales and at our big sales in April and October. This friendly group of volunteers meets at the garden in the Potting Shed area of the Juniper Lodge building on Thursday mornings, 9:00-11:00 a.m., year-round. Volunteers are also needed to water the potted plants on Tuesdays and/or Sundays. Many of the volunteers are experienced horticulturists but experience isn’t necessary; volunteering to propagate for the plant sale is an excellent way to learn about native plants.

For information, contact Ron Clendenen at, call the Botanic Garden at (510) 544-3169, or just come to the Potting Shed on a Thursday morning and ask for Ron.

Volunteers doing propagation, helping the gardeners or collecting seeds are encouraged to sign up for:

Volunteer Training 2017
Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 pm January 10 – February 14 is an introduction to the garden by Bart O’Brien and the garden staff. The cost is $50.00. Download a volunteer registration form

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