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Friends of Secrest VolunteerYou can be part of what is happening at Secrest Arboretum

Secrest Arboretum relies on the generousity of volunteers and community partners. You can get involved by supporting us financially, volunteering, or joining Friends of Secrest Arboretum.

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Friends of Secrest (FSA)

Established in 1994, Friends of Secrest Arboretum (FSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Secrest Arboretum, located on The Ohio State University’s campus in Wooster, Ohio. Through advocacy, volunteerism and financial assistance, FSA:

  • Promotes Secrest Arboretum as a vital asset to Ohio State University, Wooster and the entire region
  • Supports Secrest’s commitment to horticultural education, research and public outreach
  • Preserves and strengthens the quality of Secrest’s gardens, facilities, programming and partnerships

If you value the educational and recreational opportunities afforded by Secrest Arboretum, please consider joining FSA. Your support and involvement will help us ensure the beauty and vitality of Secrest Arboretum for many decades to come.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Secrest Arboretum Master Gardeners

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Secrest Master Gardener training runs annually from March-May.  A completed application and screening interview are required for admission to the program. 

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Secrest Volunteers

Every week, volunteers assist in maintaining the plant collections at Secrest. There are many different ways you can volunteer. 

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Volunteers at Secrest Arboretum

For more information on volunteers please contact Paul Snyder.