During the 1997-98 academic year, volunteers once again contributed a tremendous amount of energy to the Botanic Garden. We rely heavily on their participation and offer our deepest thanks. The volunteers enable us to accomplish so much, and we are proud to have such a wonderful group associated with the Garden.
Janet S. Bissell
D. Elizabeth Cunningham
| The plant sale is another event for which we rely
on volunteers. The group will be gearing up for the sale coming in May 1999. Much planning and preparation takes place and volunteers will be working closely with Rob Nicholson in getting everything ready. We are also preparing for our annual volunteer training session, which will be held January 20-22, 1999.
If you are interested in joining this active and exciting group, or if you belong to a group that is interested in going on a tour with one of our guides, please call us at 585-7580.
Mina M. Harrison
The Botanic Garden is now into its third year of funding from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust. This third year enables us to refine our very successful education outreach programming while moving into long-range planning.
Our efforts are now focused on the development of an Educational Master Plan, one of three phases of our overall master planning for the Botanic Garden. Through this comprehensive planning process we will clarify our goals and priorities, and explore and evaluate program ideas. We aim to ensure the highest quality programming in support of the Botanic Garden's mission.
The Botanic Garden is a hub of activity and in order to plan properly we need to better understand the ways the facilities are used by our various constituents. To that end, we are documenting the academic support we provide to the College community as well as the public visitation to the Conservatory. Will you help us in this effort and please fill out and return the enclosed questionnaire? Your input is important to us. Thank you.
Dee Dee Niswonger
Carol V. Paul
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