Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Pretty Volunteer Day

Do you ever volunteer?   Today I volunteered to help with the spring plant sale at my church.  The Youth Choir goes on a Summer Tour and they sell plants/flowers to help raise the funds.  Well, today was the day that the plants were to be delivered to our church.

The truck arrived at 9:00 a.m. and we immediately were able to start unloading the plants. 

There were over two hundred ferns in the church's order!


 If you like to volunteer, this is a great job!  You don't really even feel like you are working!

That's Linda, she owns the greenhouse and raised all these beautiful plants.  I know it's a lot of work for her.

  It took us about 1 1/2 hours to unload the two trucks.



  Once all the plants are unloaded,
it's time to fill the individual orders.

There is a lot of counting and a lot of double-checking to make sure that all the orders are perfect.


Here's an order that is ready to be picked up by the youth/parent that made all these sales.  They will deliver the orders to their customers this afternoon.

Now if this wasn't already a busy day, I was also volunteering in the afternoon at one of the local schools.

I am in a garden club here in town.  Our club belongs to the Garden Clubs of Alabama.  Our club is in District VI.  We have a Junior Club at one of the local schools and once a month, we go to the school to meet with our members.  We always start our meeting with a horticulture lesson.  Members bring plants and flowers from their yards and share information about the plants with the students.  

We have the best group of students this year!!  


Flowers picked from our yards to share with the students.

Then, after the lesson, we have an activity.  Last month, we planted a tree on the front lawn of the school.  Today we helped the students  plant rye grass seeds in a shallow clay saucer.


The saucers are labeled with the type of seeds....just in case the students forget! 

The students will water the seeds and watch them sprout.  We will bring eggs to our next meeting that the students will dye and then place in the grass-filled saucer.  The kids are going to love it!

Can't wait to see the results!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

What an eventful day!
I use to LOVE it when the FERNS came in!
Such a BIG deal to get those FERNS!
Mom and Dad have HUGE ferns by the pool!
GOod for you Marsha~
Great way to spend a day!
Love your blog~