Gardening/Landscaping Assistance

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Maker's Mark Secretariat Center

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Even if you're not interested in our horses, we could use your help! We need volunteers with green thumbs and/or interested in helping us maintain our gardens and grounds. We have an awful lot of grass on our 22 acres that needs to be mowed and weed-wacked, as well as plenty of bushes that need trimming and garden/flower beds that need weeding, mulching, dead-heading and re-planting. (We occasionally need volunteers to help us paint or power-wash our buildings as well.) Our most urgent need right now is help with the mowing and getting our garden/flower beds cleaned up and presentable. If you have an urge to dig in the soil or prune back small jungles, or if you're just looking for a nature oriented outlet for your artistic side, don't hesitate to contact us.

We have a zero-turn mower, a weed wacker and several rakes. You will need to bring work gloves and any other gardening tools that you think you may need, as well as sun protection.

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About Maker's Mark Secretariat Center

Location:

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, US

Mission Statement

The Maker's Mark Secretariat Center was founded as a showcae and re-training facility for Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. We believe that abuse, abandonment and slaughter are not appropriate means of treatment for horses who have reached the end of their racing careers. We provide these horses with a chance for re-training for second careers. We also exist to raise awareness of the ex-racehorse's plight.

Description

Here at the MMSC, we take in horses from rescue agencies, private owners and trainers around the country for re-schooling and adoption. We are a 22-acre facility located within the Kentucky Horse Park, and are designed to house as many as 10-12 horses at a time. We seek the soundest, sanest horses from off the track in order to demonstrate the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed.

WHEN

Wed Apr 01, 2020 - Wed Sep 30, 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center4155 Walt Robertson Road(still located inside the KY Horse Park)Lexington, KY 40511

(38.16584,-84.52882)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5 hours or more, depending on the project
  • Children are welcome to help as long as parents monitor them and ensure their safety.

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