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Become a Cactus Garden Volunteer at Tovrea Castle

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Tovrea Carraro Society

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights
Tovrea Castle the source of legend and mystery for generations of Arizonians needs you!

The grounds of Tovrea Castle are a large "Cacti Garden."

As a Volunteer in the Garden, you’ll be helping Tovrea Carraro Society keep the gardens in great shape during your 3-hour time. You must be 13 years of age or older; everyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

Currently all volunteers MUST wear face masks - and will social distance during your time onsite. A Liability Waiver must be submitted at least 3 days before your Garden Day, as well. Once you sign up, a link to the waiver will be emailed to you a few weeks prior to your volunteer day.

You do NOT need to attend an orientation prior to signing up to volunteer in the Garden; please DO sign up at http://vols.pt/FNt4pG so we know you are coming and can send you the waiver link.


What to Wear:

  • On Your Feet - Work boots or a heavy-duty tennis shoe with thick rubber only; no flip flops, sandals or thin shoes of any kind.
  • On Your Body - Long pants, Jeans are Great - no exceptions! We’re in the desert and those cactus will get you! Long sleeves are a good idea, too.
  • On Your Head - Hats and Sunglasses
What to Bring:
Your favorite weeding tools and gloves. Don’t have any, we’ll share ours with you.

How to Sign Up:
We use VolunteerSpot.com to sign up for Garden Days... http://vols.pt/FNt4pG

Dates, Times and More Information are on our website at: https://tovreacastletours.com/the-cactus-gardens/

This Volunteer Opportunity does NOT include a Tour of the Castle

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About Tovrea Carraro Society

Location:

5025 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, US

Mission Statement

Tovrea Carraro Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2010, located in Phoenix, AZ. Our mission is to provide a unique experience for visitors to Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights; preserving, maintaining and restoring its historic structures, gardens and grounds, in partnership with the City of Phoenix. We're proud of our association with the City, and equally proud to make the Castle available to the public through our scheduled tours and other programs. To learn more, link to our website at www.tovreacastletours.com

Description

Tovrea Castle, the wedding cake shaped Castle that is located on 44 acres near Van Buren and Highway 202, was originally built by Alessio Carraro as a hotel that would be the centerpiece of a luxury housing development.

When the Depression ended this dream, the Castle was purchased by the prominent meatpacking baron, EA Tovrea, and his wife, Della.

The Castle would remain in the Tovrea family until the late 1980’s when the citizens of the City of Phoenix passed the first of 3 bond issues to purchase this much loved landmark.

This Jewel in the Sonoran Desert has been the source of both legend and mystery for several generations of Phoenicians, is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5025 E Van Buren St(Enter through Visitor Center)Phoenix, AZ 85008

(33.45043,-111.9733)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • 3 hours each garden day

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