Christmas is over - think spring!

SANDUSKY The city is seeking volunteers who will take off their winter gloves and put their green th
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

The city is seeking volunteers who will take off their winter gloves and put their green thumbs to work.

There are new opportunities to help out at the Sandusky City Greenhouse, 620 Elm St. Working inside the warm greenhouse surrounded by the lush greenery is like a mini-vacation from the winter cold.

Friends of the Greenhouse members Ruth and Bob Haag have been volunteering for the last few weeks.

Friends of the Greenhouse formed this summer to raise funds for an endowment that would make the greenhouse self-sufficient.

"For Sandusky, the parks are a part of the history," Ruth Haag said.

The city has operated a greenhouse since 1908. The greenhouse supplies plants for Washington Park, Oakland Cemetery, Veteran's Park, Dauch Park, Facer Park, Shoreline Park, East Park, Epple's Corner, Schade-Mylander Plaza, the Rose Garden, Butler Street landscape mound, Mills Creek golf course, and planters and baskets along Columbus Avenue downtown.

Keeping the parks full of beautiful plants is no easy task, so volunteers can help out with a variety of botanical projects.