Calling All Volunteers! INLA 2018 Day of Service

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Events, news, Slider

Volunteer and Help Iowa Communities

September 11, 2018
(rain date 9/18/18)


1875 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 50156


The Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) will help mark the Iowa Arboretum’s 50th anniversary with our annual Day of Service on September 11, 2018, in Madrid. This annual day of service brings together INLA professionals and horticulture students from area community colleges and universities for a day benefiting Iowa organizations and communities. Students from Iowa State University, Kirkwood Community College, and Des Moines Area Community College will be participating this year. The students and member companies of INLA will install new landscape plants and a splash fountain around the Hughes Education Center, and install paver and flagstone walkways at the Kroeze Teahouse at the Iowa Arboretum.

“INLA members played an important role in starting the Iowa Arboretum back in 1968. It is only fitting that we return to the Iowa Arboretum to recognize this historic achievement,” said John Hughes, INLA president.

INLA encourages Iowa nursery and landscape professionals and students to volunteer and give back to Iowa communities! All volunteers will receive lunch, a t-shirt, and plenty of cold drinks during the day. Volunteers interested in helping out during the 2018 Day of Service can contact Joan O’Brien at [email protected] or by calling 515.262.8323.


Volunteer Details:

Location: Iowa Arboretum
1875 Peach Ave.
Madrid, IA 50156

Date: September 11, 2018
Rain Date: September 18, 2018


Day of Volunteer Schedule:

9:00 AM Intro & Donuts
(Cafferty building)
9:30 AM Break into teams
Project work begins
1:30 PM Complete projects and tour
2:00 PM Late lunch
4:00 PM Volunteers released