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Corporate Volunteers lend a helping hand

This summer the Garden was fortunate to host several volunteer groups. In June, Google volunteers worked in our Southeast Asian Cloud Forest and Moon Viewing Garden and did a fabulous job. Then Hall Capital Partners volunteers came out and participated in the on-going renovation of Heidelberg Hill and gave the Society a generous donation of $1,000. Volunteers from Morgan Stanley began the restoration of the John Muir Trail and garden, bringing the whole family out to get the job done.

Googleserve comes to the Garden

On June 14, two dozen Google employees weeded and mulched in the South East Cloud Forest Garden. Photos by Wendy Tai.

HandsOn Bay Area and Heart in Motion, both wonderful volunteering organizations continued the work in the John Muir Garden opening up more of the trail and cutting back invasive weeds. In August, the Dagoni School of Dentistry spread out throughout the Garden, working on garden maintenance. The University of San Francisco Muscat Scholars came in the second week of August and continued the work in the John Muir Trail, removing invasive weeds from the pond and clearing out the overgrown trails.

In all, more than 150 volunteers came and donated their time and labor to the Garden.

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is grateful for the efforts of these volunteers and for the difference they make in keeping the Garden beautiful.

Also a very big thank you to San Francisco Rec and Park Gardeners Owen O'Connor, Janet Lopez, Jason Martinez and Bob Fiorello for being such great project leaders, and to Children's Garden Educator Gretchen Norrell and Curator Don Mahoney for spearheading the restoration of the John Muir Trail.

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