Volunteer Reception at Good Earth

Gregg Tepper, Cam Yorkston, Ray Sander, Sheryl Swed and our volunteers with a recent check from the Ellice & Rosa McDonald Foundation.

What a night!  Sheryl, Ray, Gregg and the entire Delaware Botanic Gardens Board of Directors thanked all of our enthusiastic volunteers with a reception at the Good Earth Farm Market Cafe on December 7. Over 40 volunteers attended.

The night started with a group photo that highlighted the first check of a significant multi year grant from the Ellice & Rosa McDonald Foundation which will enable the Delaware Botanic Gardens to begin construction of the Entry Garden.

The reception was hosted by Susan Ryan DBG Advisory Council Member and owner of Good Earth Market and a plentiful array of creative appetizers was prepared by Executive Chef, Nino Mancari.

All photos by Ray Bojarski.

Volunteers Plant a third of the Piet Oudolf Meadow at Delaware Botanic Gardens

In early September, under the guidance of world-famous Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf, over 50 volunteers from up and down the east coast and elsewhere joined with DBG volunteers in planting 17,000 plants and grasses in one third of the 2-acre DBG Meadow. 

Ray Bojarski arrived with his trusty drone and camera to record the planting in the Meadow Garden above.

Volunteers plant 45 trees in the woodland and woodland border

On November 1st and 2nd  a number of volunteers helped Gregg Tepper our Director of Horticulture plant 45 redbuds, dogwoods, arrowwoods, sweet bay magnolias, viburnum and fringe trees in the woodlands and woodland border.  The volunteers that helped November 1st included Janet Point, Sam Cashdollar, Kurt Schaab, Don Klima, Don Duca, Ed Palmerino, Mardis Thompson, Angela Schaab, Karen Dudley, Cheryl Quirk, Donna Buono, Peggie Ravida, Su Fiske, Lia Xhilone, Jeanette Akhter, Liz Hollyfield, and Jane Rice,

It was a big effort that required more planting the next day  The volunteers that helped November 2nd included Kurt and Angela Schaab, Jeanette Akhter, Mardi Thompson, Craig Haggerty, Betsy Kuharich and Kit Fecko.

Ray Bojarski arrived with his camera to record all the fun depicted above.