Solar Garden Planting with Audubon Rockies

Join a fun and rewarding volunteer event hosted by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Volunteers will be planting native plants in pre-set designs around solar panels on Art Griffith’s land. Art is a local Johnstown landowner who has decided to allow solar power to be drawn from his panels for the local community’s use and benefit. Cloudbreak Energy Partners is managing the design and installation of the solar panels. Volunteers will learn about planting techniques and the benefits of native plants with the help of staff from Chickadee Pine Designs and Audubon Rockies.

Volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle, sun protection, appropriate layered clothing, snacks, and a sack lunch, if you have any specific dietary restrictions.

By planting bird-friendly gardens, we can help reverse the biggest threats birds face: habitat loss from development and impacts from climate change. The bird-friendly garden at Griffith’s Solar provides habitat for birds and other wildlife, connects the community to nature, reduces carbon emissions, and provides a model for other green industry leaders.

Volunteers will be unpotting native plants, digging holes, and planting the plants at various garden plots near solar panels. Volunteers from the previous day will have already set the potted plants at each plot in a specific arrangement designed by Chickadee Pine Designs.

Date: Saturday, May 13th
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Company: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Location: 84M8+PC Johnstown, Colorado

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