Karen Unmasked: Exploring Identities

Aug 30, 2023 | The Sandpiper

Karen Andres is fairly new to to GSBAS. She is one of those hidden members who sends in her dues but hasn’t invested time into the organization. She began to think about volunteering after retiring from a 38 year teaching career. On her list of things to do in retirement was to get her Master Gardener certificate from Cornel Cooperative Extension as well as find areas in her community to volunteer. There was a call this spring for volunteers to help with the garden at Brookside County Park. Bingo! This is what she was looking for. As a longtime resident of Sayville, Karen can walk to the park and volunteering as a Master Gardener was a perfect fit. She is looking forward to working at the park to make it a wonderland for pollinators, birds and the community. She hopes there are people out there like her who would like to make this park a native showcase with her. 

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