Donate your old shovel, see it transformed into art

Icon featuring UC Davis Arboretum shovel donations.Dig in! The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden offers the public, along with their old shovels, a chance to leave a permanent mark on our community as they seek to collect 400 used spades, gardening trowels, shovels of all kinds, for use in a campus and city outdoor art sculpture scheduled for completion this fall.

Drop off your used shovel during the dates and times listed below. When you drop off your used shovel, be sure to sign-in. We’d like to invite you to the ribbon cutting ceremony!

SHOVEL DONATION LOCATIONS:

UC Davis Arboretum Headquarters
La Rue Road (Valley Oak Cottage), across from the Watershed Sciences building, UC Davis campus
Directions: CLICK HERE for a link to driving directions.
Parking: FREE 20 minute parking is available just in front of our headquarters building.

WEEKDAYS: 8 am – 5 pm; closed for lunch from 12 – 1 pm
Through the end of August

City of Davis
Parks and General Services Department
1818 Fifth Street, Davis
Directions: CLICK HERE for a link to driving directions.
Parking: FREE parking is available just in front of the office.

WEEKDAYS from 8 am – 4 pm
Through the end of August

Davis Whole Foods Market
500 First Street
Directions: CLICK HERE for a link to driving directions.
Parking: FREE parking is available just in front of the office.

EVERY DAY from 7 am – 9 pm
Through the end of August

MORE INFORMATION:

Davis Enterprise article:
The scoop on a sculpture of shovels? It’s about the stories
by Cory Golden
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DIG IN! USED SHOVELS SOUGHT FOR CITY/CAMPUS ART SCULPTURE
by Emily Griswold & Katie Hetrick

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Chris Fennell
http://cfennell.org

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Matt Zimmerman September 2, 2013 Reply

    Are you still taking shovels?

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      UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden September 3, 2013 Reply

      Yes we are! I believe we are accepting them through the middle of September. We are anticipating having 400 by then. Thank you so much for considering a donation!

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