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West Cook Wild Ones

Volunteer to Help Out at Our Native Plant Sale on June 1-5, 2021

Our annual native plant sale is our biggest fundraiser and helps us pay our great speakers; create educational materials; and fund our Garden for Nature Grants.  We depend on our dedicated volunteers to make this sale a success. We hope we can count on you this year!

We are offering timed, contact-free plant pick-up to all customers. We also will sell a limited selection plants at the time of pick-up this year.  We will ask that all volunteers and customers observe appropriate social distancing and wear masks.  We will limit the number people working at one time.  

We are planning short Zoom training sessions in the week prior to the plant sale to help ensure productive time when onsite.  These sessions will be recorded in case you cannot attend the live session.

Volunteer Roles Needed:

Plant Sorting: Tuesday, June 1 & Wednesday, June 2  8:30am-2:30pm each day with two shifts of three hours each day and Thursday, June 3 from 8:30 am-11:30 pm.

Plant Pick-up:  Thursday, June 3 to Saturday, June 5  from 8:30 am-2:30 pm with two shifts of three hours each day. 

We ask that you wear a mask and recommend wearing work gloves.  If you can work multiple shifts (yay and thank you!), please bring your own snacks and drinks as we cannot share this year.  We encourage family groups as they can work safely in close proximity of one another.

Volunteers can take their plant orders home with them at the end of their shift and do not need to schedule a pick-up slot.

We are partnering again with the Forest Preserve of Cook County who is generously providing us space for the sorting and pick-up. The sorting will occur in a large garage where we will be protected from the blazing sun or driving rain. 

We are also excited to partner with University of Illinois Extension Service who provides experience and organizational support and access to their wealth of knowledge through their Master Gardener’s  and Conservation at Home programs.

Most of all, we thank you for your help and for your love of native plants and pollinators!

Location: Forest Preserve of Cook County Central Warehouse
2199 South First Ave, Maywood, IL 60153

Created by:   Kerrie Gonzalez
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (CDT) Available Slot
06/01/2021 (Tue.) 8:30am - 11:30am  

Unload truck and pre-sort plants (20)

We will unload the truck, sort the plants alphabetically and prepare the space for sorting the plants into orders.

 
14 of 20 slots filled
Peter Morava
Byron Lanning
Heather Zomchek
Melanie Dawe
Kerrie Gonzalez
Simone Vitale
Thomas Mauck
Joan Ambo
Cynthia Colvin
Joyce Carlson
Laurie and Mark Baran (2)
Curt Carlson
Kevin Kuhn
1
11:30am - 2:30pm  

Assemble Kits (9)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into pre-ordered kits of 10 plants each.

 
8 of 9 slots filled
Jim Poznak
Barbara Mays
Byron Lanning
Melanie Dawe
Lakshmi Anand
Maria Garcia
David Rubin (2)
Also Minetta Wallingford

Assemble Orders (11)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into individual customer orders. A few people in this slot will be asked to care for the plants, help identify plants to order assemblers or push plants out of plug trays.

 
8 of 11 slots filled
Beth Rooney Rooney
Mary Hopkins
Therese Radke
Valerie Kehoe
Cynthia Colvin
Nancy Degnan
Stephanie Walquist
Pat Bernard
06/02/2021 (Wed.) 8:30am - 11:30am  

Assemble Kits (9)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into pre-ordered kits of 10 plants each.

 
All slots filled
Martha Intrieri
Carol Gulyas
Carol Gulyas
Melanie Dawe
Kerrie Gonzalez
Denise Vaca
Joan Kurtenbach
Cynthia Colvin
stephanie kenny
Ann van Dijk

Assemble Orders (11)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into individual customer orders. A few people in this slot will be asked to care for the plants, help identify plants to order assemblers or push plants out of plug trays.

 
7 of 11 slots filled
Carol Gulyas
David Gulyas
Mary Peranteau
Bette Zablocki
Andrew Zablocki
Lakshmi Anand
Charlie Ruedebusch
Charlie Ruedebusch
Byron Lanning
11:30am - 2:30pm  

Assemble Kits (9)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into pre-ordered kits of 10 plants each.

 
7 of 9 slots filled
Melanie Dawe
Valerie Kehoe
Janet Kenealy
stephanie kenny
Caryn Putra
First time working this event
Peggy Vogt
Kathy Creely

Assemble Orders (11)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into individual customer orders. A few people in this slot will be asked to care for the plants, help identify plants to order assemblers or push plants out of plug trays.

 
9 of 11 slots filled
Eileen Figel
Maria Vujic
Sally Freeman
Cynthia Colvin
Stephanie Walquist
Ann van Dijk
kathleen petsche
Nancy Degnan
Changed my time
Katie Moriarty
06/03/2021 (Thu.) 8:30am - 11:30am  

Assemble Kits (9)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into pre-ordered kits of 10 plants each.

 
7 of 9 slots filled
Eranthie Yeshwant
Joan Kurtenbach
Heather Zomchek
Cynthia Colvin
Karen Migneault
I had to switch days!
Janice Culver-Weiler
Anne Tobey-Garcia

Assemble Orders (11)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into individual customer orders. One or two people in this slot will be asked to care for the plants, help identify plants to order assemblers or push plants out of plug trays.

 
7 of 11 slots filled
Jim Poznak
Mary Hopkins
Kerrie Gonzalez
Cristen Vincent
Can be flexible so if you need me another time, place, just let me know
Jim Peterson
Pamela Todd (2)
Can't wait to be part of this event again!
11:30am - 2:30pm  

Assemble Kits (5)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into pre-ordered kits of 10 plants each.

 
All slots filled
Martha Chiplis
Barbara Heskett
Janice Roberts
My order pick up at 2:15
mauvita rash
Joyce Carlson

Assemble Orders (10)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into individual customer orders. One or two people in this slot will be asked to care for the plants, help identify plants to order assemblers or push plants out of plug trays.

 
4 of 10 slots filled
Sally Freeman
Valerie Kehoe
Cynthia Colvin
Lakshmi Anand

Welcome Station

Greet customers when they arrive, look-up their order number and relay number to people in garage. Full disclosure: This role involves standing at about 1 block inside the Forest Preserve about 1 block from the pick-up location.

 
Katharine Katinas

Contact-Free Delivery to Cars (5)

Move customer orders from garage to customer car truck or backseats

 
All slots filled
Suzanne Salerno (2)
Suzanne Salerno & Jack Wagemann
Linda Cervenka
Kerrie Gonzalez
Jean Dubach
06/04/2021 (Fri.) 8:30am - 11:30am  

Welcome Station

Greet customers when they arrive, look-up their order number and relay number to people in garage. Full disclosure: This role involves standing at about 1 block inside the Forest Preserve about 1 block from the pick-up location.

 
Micki Leventhal

Contact-Free Delivery to Cars (5)

Move customer orders from garage to customer car truck or backseats

 
All slots filled
Martha Intrieri
Judy Grimes
Con Buckley
Susan Elster-Jones
Margaret Rohter

Plant Care

We need one person to tend the plants and make sure they have enough water

 
Mary Peranteau

Assemble Orders (5)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into individual customer orders. A few people in this slot will be asked to care for the plants, help identify plants to order assemblers or push plants out of plug trays.

 
11:30am - 2:30pm  

Welcome Station

Greet customers when they arrive, look-up their order number and relay number to people in garage. Full disclosure: This role involves standing at about 1 block inside the Forest Preserve about 1 block from the pick-up location.

 
Katharine Katinas

Contact-Free Delivery to Cars (5)

Move customer orders from garage to customer car truck or backseats

 
All slots filled
Micki Leventhal
Con Buckley
Jean Dubach
Margaret Rohter
Lakshmi Anand

Plant Care

We need one person to tend the plants and make sure they have enough water

 
Amy Rynell

Assemble Orders (5)

We will assemble the alphabetically sorted plants into individual customer orders. A few people in this slot will be asked to care for the plants, help identify plants to order assemblers or push plants out of plug trays.

 
06/05/2021 (Sat.) 8:30am - 11:30am  

Welcome Station

Greet customers when they arrive, look-up their order number and relay number to people in garage. Full disclosure: This role involves standing at about 1 block inside the Forest Preserve about 1 block from the pick-up location.

 
Lois Adamiec

Contact-Free Delivery to Cars (5)

Move customer orders from garage to customer car truck or backseats

 
All slots filled
Lucy Grelle
Simone McNeil
Kerrie Gonzalez
Stephen DeFalco
Stephanie Walquist
11:30am - 2:30pm  

Welcome Station

Greet customers when they arrive, look-up their order number and relay number to people in garage. Full disclosure: This role involves standing at about 1 block inside the Forest Preserve about 1 block from the pick-up location.

 
Katharine Katinas

Contact-Free Delivery to Cars (5)

Move customer orders from garage to customer car truck or backseats

 
All slots filled
Jim Poznak
Laura Stamp
Kathleen Odell
Poppy Booth
Stephen DeFalco
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