Spring Cutback Volunteer Training Session

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Spring Cutback Volunteer Training Session

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Get outside, have fun, and learn while volunteering side-by-side with our gardeners during the High Line's annual Spring Cutback.

In keeping with planting designer Piet Oudolf’s vision, High Line plants are not trimmed back at the onset of cold weather as they are in most gardens. When spring arrives, the plants must be trimmed back to make way for new growth. During this monumental horticultural effort, called Spring Cutback, High Line Gardeners work quickly to trim back the grasses and perennials that grow along our mile-long park. Spring Cutback is our largest horticultural undertaking of the year and we would love your help!

All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application, attend one training session in February, and complete two volunteer sessions between March 3 and 28.

How to Become a Spring Cutback Volunteer

Complete a volunteer application. Applications will also be available at the training sessions.

All Spring Cutback volunteers must participate in one training session. There are three opportunities to attend a session.

  • Monday, February 10, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, February 19, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location will be provided upon registration.

Volunteer shifts are held from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM and noon to 2:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays, between March 3 and 28.

As a Spring Cutback volunteer you will join an enthusiastic and dedicated team, work side-by-side with High Line Gardeners to shear back grasses and perennials using pruners and scissors, get to know the ins and outs of the High Line’s landscape, see new green shoots and spring bulbs emerge as you trim tufts of wild grasses and overwintered perennials, and help us prepare for a lush, beautiful growing season.

If you have questions, please contact Karla Osorio-Pérez, Volunteer Coordinator at 212-206-9922 or karla.osorio-perez@thehighline.org

REI is a Supporting Sponsor of the High Line Volunteer Program.

Spring Cutback is supported by the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, REI, and Toyota

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