Mordecai Garden Volunteer Program


Project Description:

Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources is seeking individuals interested in volunteering for the Mordecai Garden Volunteer Program. Mordecai Historic Park lies in the heart of downtown Raleigh and is a historical landmark that showcases one of the largest plantations in Wake County and President Andrew Johnson's birthplace.


The primary goal of the volunteer group is to help care for the Ellen Mordecai Garden, a recreated 19th century kitchen garden with an attached grape arbor and orchard. Garden volunteers may also assist with additional areas of the park landscape.


Garden volunteers will work alongside the Mordecai Historic Park’s gardener. Responsibilities may include planting and harvesting heirloom vegetables and herbs, planting spring and winter annual beds and seasonal bulbs, as well as related tasks such as pruning, weeding, deadheading, seed collection, watering, etc.


This is a year-long opportunity. To volunteer, you must be at least 18 years old. Time commitment is flexible after attending training. Prefer volunteer to assist biweekly. A volunteer application and background form must be completed and passed in order to participate.


Per department policies, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed community service hours.

Project Start Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2018
Project End Date: Fri, Jan 1, 2021
Volunteers Needed:
Project Meeting
Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa St
Raleigh, NC 27604

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Project Organizer: Rachel Van Noordt
Project Category:
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources / Historical Resources and Museum Programs