Our Master Volunteers, “The Dedicated Deadheaders”, have completed a certification program which enables them to volunteer in the garden on their own time. They are an integral part of the Friends of the Morcom Rose Garden, and help to keep the garden blooming and weed free. They will be there to assist volunteers during our massive volunteer days, and can be recognized by their tie-dyed vests or bandanas.
The requirements for becoming a certified Dedicated Deadheader are:
- Willingness — to be recognized by wearing a tie-dyed bandana or vest
- Practice — 20 hours volunteering in the garden
- Expertise —
- 2 one-on-one training sessions on deadheading and pruning with a Rosarian from the garden
- watch 2 short videos (about 15 minutes) produced by the San Jose Rose Garden which reflect our philosophy
- Skill — be able to tell a weed from a rose, and how to spell Morcom
- Passion — the love of Rock and Roll! Or Vivaldi!
- Fun — a sense of humor about Oakland politics
Additional training is available for deadheading and rose pruning. If you have what it takes to become a Dedicated Deadheader and are interested in getting certified, let’s schedule a training session for you. Please send an email to email@example.com