Adopt-A-Flower-Bed on E. 185th St

BEST Community Resource Center is searching for public involvement in the enhancement of the E. 185th St community. The Adopt-a-Flowerbed program is a volunteer-based activity where area volunteer groups "adopt" and maintain designated flowerbeds on E. 185th St.  Kick off for Adopt-A-Flower-Bed is on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What is Adopt-A-Flower-Bed?

Adopt-A-Flower-Bed is a volunteer activity where volunteer groups “adopt” a flower bed on East 185th St.  The adoptive group is responsible for planting and maintaining the bed during the spring, summer, and fall.

 We provide all the materials you need.

BEST Community Resource Center provides all planting materials and tools. Volunteer groups need to provide energy, time and enthusiasm. This is an ideal service project for all ages, children through seniors!

Program Guidelines
  • The flowerbed or planter should be adopted for one complete growing season (tentatively April through September)
  • Adopters may either be an individual or a group, however groups must identify one person to be the contact with the Parks and Recreation liaison
  • Planting is restricted to only those areas identified by Parks and Recreation as Adopt-a-Flowerbed locations
  • Sign up is on a first come, first served basis
Volunteer Responsibilities
  • Remove and dispose of litter and weeds
  • Notify Best Community Resource Center of problems or concerns
  • Visit the site frequently to ensure good health of plant material (suggested bi-weekly)
  • If applicable, maintain adequate signage of plant or display boards
  • Install mulch provided by the BEST Community Resource Center when needed
  • Plant Flowers
Get Involved

If you would like additional information or to have a representative come and speak to your group, please email or call Kimberly Smith at 216.326.7437.

Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith, is the CEO of BEST Community Resource Center she is dedicated to making an impact in the community.

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 5:26 PM, 03.09.2020