As a result of Covider-19, the living desert garden and orchards are looking for volunteers

Covide-19 After a short break from the park, the Living Desert Garden and Gardens Park and the Carlbad Garden Association are looking for volunteers.

Volunteer coordinator Kathy Hampton said the park once had 30 volunteers, but now has only 10. Director David Heckard.

He said many former volunteers had retired and were at risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 and had chosen to leave for safety.

The Carlbad Vegetation Association helps care for the successors of the World Greenhouse in the Desert Zoos and Gardens in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

The Carlsbad Gardening Association takes care of the many unique plants in the park and runs a gift shop. Hampton, for its part, is looking for volunteers to help with the landscaping and growing wildflowers sold at the gift shop.

“The front desk doesn’t just mean we need volunteers. We need people who are willing to come out and help in the park, ”said Hampton.

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