Sweet Saturdays at Garfield Park Conservatory

2nd Annual Sweet Saturdays:

February 6 & 13 ; 11am – 4pm

Everyday, Garfield Park Conservatory is a veritable plant-based candy show of living sweets like bananas, vanilla beans, cinnamon bark, sugar cane and even chocolate trees! We’re celebrating the sweetest month of the year with two Saturdays full of tropical treat stations where you learn a fact and sample a flavor. Each Saturday will also offer family make-and-take projects, tropical treat souvenirs, and activities sponsored by partnering vendors and organizations. This event is appropriate for any learner, including the kid, the adult and the Valentine variety!  For more information about this event, visit our website at www.garfieldconservatory.org.

A Sweet Volunteer Opportunity:

Volunteers are at the heart of all of our special events and we definitely need your help with Sweet Saturdays! Most volunteers will be working at our “fact and flavor” stations, where visitors can get a treat and learn a quick fact about the tropical plant that produces it. There are 2 volunteer shifts available each day: 10:00am – 1:30pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm and we need to fill both shifts for both days. We are putting together a schedule now, so contact us right away if you’re interested and available. Sign up for as few or as many shifts as you can commit to. We can use volunteers at all levels of participation!

Volunteer Training for Sweet Saturdays will take place on Saturday, January 30, 10am – Noon. This is not a mandatory training, but is highly recommended. We have quite a bit of logistical information and tropical treat trivia to convey to all participating volunteers.

To volunteer with us at Sweet Saturdays, please contact:

Mattie Wilson

Volunteer Coordinator

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

(773)638-1766 x26

volunteer@garfieldpark.org

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