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Arboretum Advisory Committee Member

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ORGANIZATION: Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

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Formal Garden
The Louise Bush-Brown Formal Perennial Garden is just one of the many gardens volunteers have an opportunity to explore as they help maintain this historic and educational space.

Arboretum Advisory Committee

The Ambler Arboretum Advisory Committee meets at least quarterly and its purpose is to advise and counsel the Ambler Arboretum Director. Members engage in strategic planning for the Arboretum, provide information that may impact the Arboretum, lead and assist efforts to obtain funding for the maintenance and enhancement of the gardens and grounds. In addition to helping with the annual fundraiser, members also provide leadership and commitment to the mission and the vision of Temple University Ambler and the Ambler Arboretum.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of no more than 20 external members who are interested in and passionate about the mission and vision of the Ambler Arboretum. Members often bring expertise and skills which help the Arboretum reach and maintain its goals and visions. The Ambler Arboretum Advisory Committee played a key role in the conceptualization and establishment of many of the Arboretum’s gardens as well as supporting student workers and connecting the Arboretum to the community.

If you would like to be a part of the Ambler Arboretum Advisory Committee, please contact the Arboretum Director, Kathy Salisbury at 267-468-8400 or Kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu.

Currently, volunteer opportunities are available only to persons ages 18 and over.

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About Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

Location:

580 Meetinghouse Road, Administration Building, Ambler, PA 19002, US

Mission Statement

Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is an educational resource modeling the art and science of horticulture and environmental responsibility while fostering research, celebrating the achievements of women in horticulture, preserving the historic significance of the campus and highlighting the health benefits of nature, plants and gardening.

Description

On September 1, 2021 the Ambler Arboretum was struck by a confirmed EF2 Tornado that was spawned from Hurricane Ida. The damage to the arboretum's collections was catastrophic. The Arboretum lost more than 500 trees within its cultivated areas and many more in the natural woodland areas. Volunteering at this time is focused on the recovery and rebuilding from this disaster.

Temple University Ambler has a long history of horticulture and landscape design. Established as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1910, the 187-acre campus represents a unique mix of natural and designed landscapes. The gardens serve as excellent outdoor learning laboratories for numerous classes and as a source of inspiration for the campus and local communities.

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University has a diverse range of learning gardens, from formal perennial gardens to a green roof garden, which provide a rich diversity of garden experiences.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Environment
Women
Education & Literacy, Environment, Women

WHEN

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WHERE

Temple University Ambler Arboretum508 Meetinghouse RdAmbler, PA 19002

(40.16724,-75.19697)
 

SKILLS

  • Advertising
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Horticulture
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour each quarter for meetings
  • additional time may be necessary to assist with events and assignments

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