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Become a Docent at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

Classes begin Thursday, September 14

Encinitas CA— Gain in-depth knowledge about the unique collection of plants at this 37-acre botanic wonderland. Meet others who share your interest in the natural world, while learning from experts in a variety of specialties. Experience the satisfaction and personal accomplishment that comes from making a commitment to such a stimulating and worthwhile organization.

Docent activities include planning and working on special events, volunteering in garden beautification, and helping the Garden run smoothly. Docents are also encouraged (but not required) to lead garden tours. To each of these activities docents bring valuable leadership made possible only through this specialized training.

Classes take place in the morning at SDBG on the following dates:

  • September 14                          Orientation to Docent Program and SDGB
  • September 21                          Botany Bootcamp & Larabee Legacy
  • October 5                                Mediterranean Climate Gardens
  • October 12                              Trees in the Garden and the Herb Garden
  • October 26                              California Natives and Firescapes
  • November 9                            Bamboo and Tropical Fruit Garden
  • November 16                          Succulents and the Desert Gardens
  • November 30                          Palms and Cycads

Space is limited, so start today by contacting Volunteer Manager Jill Gardner at jgardner@sdbgarden.org or 760-436-3036 ext 213 to add your name to the roster. For more specific information regarding the class, contact Docent Training Coordinator Liz Wooward at liz@woodwardweb.net or 760-420-1455.

Cost: $60 fee for 8 classes. Pre-requisites prior to enrollment required.   Information may be found on the SD Botanic Garden website at http://www.sdbgarden.org/docent.htm

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