Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dedication Redefined - The Jennifer Phillips Story

 “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” -Vince Lombardi

Jennifer Phillips has been volunteering for The Gardens at the Spring Plant Sale since 2007 in the loading zone, working with "Loading Legend" Harold Deason. And that's where she's been ever since. "It’s a no-brainer…you just say 'can I take your plants?'"

Jennifer says she "met many 'good people' during that first year at the Spring Plant Sale" Although she says she likes the behind-the-scenes work, she was up front and center directing traffic amidst multiple volunteers and patrons all day every day of the sale!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Educational Opportunities at The Gardens - Southern Institute of Photography

We have some very exciting, ongoing learning opportunities at The Gardens. The Southern Institute of Photography launched last year as a cooperative of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Alabama's most outstanding photographers and teachers. The venture is going strong and has a great course schedule this Spring and Summer. Most classes meet once a week Monday-Thursday in The Gardens' Education Complex, but there are several weekend, workshop-style classes to accommodate busy lifestyles.