Volunteer Workbees

Gladdening the Gardens: Annual Gardening Bee
Memorial Day | 9am

Every year a contingent of faithful volunteers tidies up our gardens, and plants annuals around our main building, Farwell Hall.  If you love to get your hands in the dirt and your nose on a flower, come to this glorious day of camaraderie and gardening. Folklore Village provides a light lunch for those who attend. Donations of annual plants are also much appreciated!  

Aslak Lie Workbees

If you’d like to get email notifications of upcoming work days on this project, please drop a note to info@folklorevillage.org to be added to that email list. These workdays typically get scheduled on shorter notice.

See updates on this Historical Restoration project HERE.

Prairie Workdays
Our 66 acres of prairies require regular, ongoing and seasonal maintenance. You can read about the prairies and our commitment to their stewardship HERE.

Volunteer needs include:
• invasive weed removal
• seed collecting
• native seed spreading
• fire break preparation
• leading prairie tours for events

Anne Helsley and Dan Wallace have been anchoring workdays, essential in the effort to keep invasives from overtaking our restored prairie. If you’d like to help with these efforts, contact the office at 608-924-4000, Dan Wallace at 608-698-5144, or keep an eye on the Calendar page!

To be added to our Volunteer e-mail list and receive announcements about upcoming volunteer opportunities, please drop a note to office@folklorevillage.org .