Within the NIHS there are many activities for which volunteers can help in the success of the society. Please consider offering your assistance in one of the following:
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Auction Plant Sale:
Our annual auction will be held on August 11, 2019 at the Community House in Hinsdale, IL.
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Hosta Information Table at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show:
March 20-24, 2019 Please consider lending a hand during the days and times that NIHS will be at the show. Volunteers will be needed do man the booth during the show to answer visitors' questions about hostas and sharing the joys of NIHS membership.
Hosta Leaf Exhibition & Plant Sale to be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBC), June 1-2, 2019
Tips on selecting and preparing entries for the show are discussed in the most recent issue of The Hosta Journal (Volume 49, Number 1) by ribbon winner Randy Goodwin of Zionsville , Indiana. The article, entitled “Advice to Achieve Blue or Best of Show,” appears on page 65.
We plan to accept entries on the Friday afternoon before the show. And we're planning a delightful plant sale in conjunction with the show. You'll have the opportunity acquire hosta plants from premier vendors.
Volunteers are needed to work approximately 2-3 hour shifts at the CBC. Our first shifts begin on Friday, May 31, 2019 for accepting display leafs and help with set up. On Saturday our shifts begin at
On Sunday, our shifts begin on and continue until clean up. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact at
Cantigny Work Day(s):
No matter what your age or interests, your skills or schedule, you can help the NIHS in its valuable work. Volunteering for the NIHS is a great way to expand your knowledge of plants, give back to your community, meet new people, and share your love of Hostas and shade gardening with others.
If you are a Master Gardener you may also add to your total hours by volunteering. The work sessions include general garden clean-up, weeding and require about a two-three hour commitment of time on the mornings listed below.
If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Barbara King at email@example.com
2019 dates will be posted soon!