volunteering at Horsham historical garden restoration

Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)September 22, 2006

My employer just started a program called Time off to Do Good, where employees can take a paid weekday off to volunteer for a non-profit. I've scheduled a day with the Horsham historical society. They're restoring a period garden and said they've got lots of work for a gardener.

I'm fascinated by period gardens and am really looking forward to this.

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It sounds like a wonderful thing to do Carol and I'm really impressed with your boss. I wonder how many other employers out there would do this. Good for both of you.Where is the garden they are restoring?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2006 at 2:48PM
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Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)

I think the garden is adjacent to the Willow Grove airforce base.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2006 at 12:13PM
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Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)

Well, I spent the day pruning and tying grape vines onto a restored grape arbor. The house is called Graehm Park, and I think the earliest parts date to 1721. The farm compound itself was pristine and unchanged, but if you walked up the hill a bit you could see the huge gray tails of parked military aircraft looming above the trees. An piquant juxtaposition of ancient and modern.

One thing I learned... working in someone else's garden is just plain WORK.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 2:29PM
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