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Placitas Memorial Garden

2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR CHAIR(S): Christine Mink

MEETING LOCATION: The Placitas Memorial Garden is located behind the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas on Highway 165, at 7 miles east of I-25. The garden is a place where the community may memorialize loved ones and is a demonstration garden for native plant horticulture and acequia-based drip irrigation. The garden features stone benches, a ramada, a stone pulpit, an inscripted granite slab and a pond. The garden is available for viewing morning to evening daily.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 3-5 volunteers are needed for each of four workdays during the season.

TYPICAL MEETING TIME(S)/ DURATION: the first workday in spring usually requires 3-4 hours and consists of repotting pond plants, raking leaves and the gravel paths, trimming perennials, fertilizing plants as necessary and general cleanup. Other workdays require less but similar type of work and may, on occasion, require spreading mulch.

There will be an SCMG help desk on Saturday, November 23 from 10 AM to 2 PM during the Placitas Fine Arts and Crafts Sale. The help desk will be located in the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, a lunch site during the sale.

Special Requirements: Gardeners will need to bring tools, water and sun block.

Contact: Christine Mink