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Posted on: April 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Adopt-A-Garden Program Needs Volunteers


The Fort Madison Parks and Recreation Department is looking for individuals, groups and organizations that are willing to get their hands dirty and help maintain the numerous flower beds in the City’s park system.

The Fort Madison Parks and Recreation Department’s Adopt-A-Garden program was established in order to provide the proper care and maintenance for the numerous flowerbeds located within the Fort Madison Parks system. Since its’ inception in 2000, over thirty-four flowerbeds have been adopted. Within the past five years the Adopt-A-Garden program has undergone quite a few changes, most noticeably are the new faces that have replaced individuals that have either moved away or due to other commitments, have dropped out of the program.

The Parks Department currently has several flowerbeds that are available for adoption. Any group, organization or individual that is willing to get their hands dirty and help maintain a flowerbed in the Fort Madison Parks system are encouraged to contact the Parks Department to find out how they can adopt one of the available flowerbeds.

The only requirement of the Adopt-A-Garden program is that once you adopt a flowerbed you are responsible for the care and maintenance of your flowerbed including what you wish to plant within your flowerbed. The Fort Madison Parks Department will provide many of the materials you will need such as dirt, mulch and removal of clipping piles. The flowerbed you adopt will be your flowerbed as long as you are willing to provide it with the attention it needs and deserves.

Contact the Parks and Recreation office at 372-7700 x 201 for more information on the Adopt-A-Garden program and for information on the flowerbeds that are available for adoption.

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