The Green Thumb Festival harvests a new volunteer opportunity


Madison Murphy

Students can get involved in volunteer programs that deal with planting and gardening.

Justine Zitman, Writer

The Butterfly Tent, Flower Show and Plant Auction are just one of the few of 30+ activities that the Green Thumb Festival is offering this April. Between the 23rd and the 24th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Green Thumb Festival is harvesting a new opportunity for students to get some hours and help volunteer.

“The Green Thumb Festival is seeking adult, teenage, and family volunteers for the annual Arbor Day celebration,” according to the Green Thumb Festival website. The Green Thumb Festival includes a recycling rally, Children’s Tree Climbing, Garden Wagon Parade, and many more. The Green Thumb festival is located at Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL. Opportunities for volunteering are with the $5.00 tree sales, children’s arts and crafts, volunteer booth, and the plant give-away. Volunteers are needed for both days and the following shifts are available:





“I was actually looking around at different places to get some volunteer hours. I’ll definitely look into that festival,” said 10th grader Carol Valdes. In addition, she also said that’s she’s been to the festival before and it was super fun. Next time she attends the event, she plans on volunteering. Volunteers are allowed to work more than one shift and family groups are welcome. Credit for school volunteer hours is available for students who volunteer. A festival t-shirt will be given to each volunteer who participates and drinks will be available.

The application to register is on the Osceola’s website and needs to be returned to Parks and Recreation/Green Thumb Festival volunteers, at 1400 19th Street North, St. Petersburg, Fla., 33713. For more information email [email protected] or call 727-893-7335