There's so much we are thankful for at FONA. This week, we want to extend our gratitude to all of the volunteers who have donated their time and effort to us this year.
Volunteers have worked over 1,260 hours in the Washington Youth Garden alone. This is equivalent to adding about two full time staff during the growing season when support is needed the most. Without these volunteers, our team would not be able to grow and share over 8,000 pounds of produce with our community partners.
Volunteers also play a critical role in our community events. Much of the Garden Fair & Plant Sale is only possible because of the countless hours spent by volunteers ordering, organizing, and selling thousands of plants. Without volunteers, FONA would not have been able to connect over 13,500 people to the Arboretum this year through our community events and programs.