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Volunteer Day at Flowering Soulfully Sanctuary
September 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
An opportunity to get your hands dirty and connect to nature in a different way! Flowering Soulfully Sanctuary is in need of volunteers to clear branches and storm debris, clear the walkways of leaves and remove invasive plants. Let’s spend 3 hours getting some fresh air, meeting each other, exercising, and connecting with Mama Earth!
About the Sanctuary:
Flowering Soulfully Sanctuary and Studio is the brainchild of Janine Kharey, and is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat since 2005, Gold Level Habitat Certification by the Louisiana Native Plant Society and a Xerces Pollinator Garden!
Janine has accomplished something truly remarkable and inspiring in the back yard of her suburban abode…her garden is mostly a container garden and completely pesticide free, boasting more that 150 native and non native plants beneficial to wildlife – mostly butterflies, hummingbirds and other migratory birds. You can see just some of the visitors in the photos below, all taken by Janine Kharey.
Janine is a retired art educator, has a wealth of knowledge about gardening and is currently studying to become a Louisiana Master Naturalist. Her intention, beyond creating a sanctuary for plant and animal species, is to provide an accessible space for those wishing to experience the high levels of biodiversity possible to achieve in a single yard, as well as an educational space where people can see different plants with signage explaining the wildlife uses. Her wish is to inspire and educate people about turning their own urban and suburban yards into havens for butterflies and birds! Her website is here: https://floweringsoulfully.com/
What to Bring:
We will be sharing space with folks from the Louisiana Master Naturalists of Baton Rouge. This is the perfect chance to ask questions about plants, butterflies, birds and pollinator gardening! Bring your own garden gloves, wear long sleeves, sun protection and insect repellent. Tools and refreshments will be provided.
Safety & Responsibility:
As with any environment outdoors, there may be uneven ground and natural hazards such as tree roots and low-hanging branches. When you book for this event, you agree to take responsibility for your own safety and wellbeing during the session. All activities are voluntary and you are invited to take part as much or as little as you wish. If you have a physical or mental health medical condition that might affect your, or other people’s safety or enjoyment, you should take appropriate medical advice. For any concerns please private message me.
I am an Outdoor Environmental Educator and recent transplant to the US. I have worked in nature conservation and education in the Republic of Cyprus, Indonesian Borneo and the United Kingdom and I am currently training to become a Nature-Connected Coach. I would like to contribute to and support the well-being of Baton Rougeans by utilizing public parks and green spaces around the city. I believe together we can learn and grow.