Monday, July 18, 2011

Como Conservatory

 Last week I visited St. Paul's Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.  Following are some shots from the conservatory and its outdoor Japanese garden.

I was pleasantly amazed in this day of "user fees" that there is still no ticket purchase required to enter either the zoo or the conservatory, simply a suggested minimum $2.00 donation.  What a great community service!

They seemed to make good use of volunteers at the garden and conservatory.  Despite the misperception by many, it is neither cheap or easy to effectively utilize volunteers.  It requires recruitment, screening, training, support and recognition.  

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