Within the NIHS there are many activities for which volunteers can help and continue to build the success of our society. Please consider offering your assistance in one of the following:
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Auction Plant Sale:
Our annual plant sale is usually held in April at the
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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 and to answer visitors' questions about hostas. We have a prepared slide show presentation that will be on display and sharing the joys of NIHS membership.
Hosta Leaf Exhibition & Plant Sale to be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBC), usually the first weekend in June
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. You will also find tips on preparing your donated leaves in our Newsletters under resources.
We usually accept entries on the Friday afternoon before the show. We are also planning a delightful plant sale in conjunction with the show. You'll have the opportunity to acquire hosta plants from premier vendors and members.
Volunteers are needed to work approximately 2-3 hour shifts at the CBC. Our first shifts begin on Friday afternoon for accepting display leaves and continues with set up. On Saturday our shifts begin at
On Sunday, our shifts begin in the morning 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 companion shade plants 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!