Crones's Cradle Conserve Needs Volunteers

All garden planting areas at Crones’ Cradle Conserve must be completely redone after the impact of Hurricane Irma, including rebuilding garden beds, planting seedlings and bumping up plants in the greenhouse. Chores will change as needs change, but volunteering is a great way to learn new skills while making a significant improvement to the environment.


Crones Cradle Conserve is a 756-acre ecological preserve and education center located in Marion County, 35 miles southeast of Gainesville, an area of increasing sprawl and development. Sustainability is the underlying theme of all the Conserve’s endeavors. The Conserve seeks to retain as much as possible the existing flora and fauna in its natural state within Conserve boundaries. Less than 100 acres are being used for human purposes. The ultimate priority of the Conserve is protecting and appreciating the Earth before carrying out any of its “people-related” ventures.


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