Thank You Charles Schwab, Metco Landscape, Diamond Vogel Paint & Palace Construction
Charles Schwab volunteers again partnered with Hope Communities at the 3rd and final phase of the Baumgardner Family Community Gardens at the Hidden Brook Apartments. Among many projects taking place this year within the garden, 9 additional garden boxes were added for a total of 30 garden boxes at the site. The ultimate goal during the previous year’s community garden projects were to simply provide raised garden areas for residents, allowing them the opportunity to grow their own fresh organic food.
During the 3rd and final phase of this project, additional garden beds were added along with, trellis’ for both new, and existing beds. Two large, colorful sail shades along with 2 Shademaster Honey Locust trees, 2 Miss Kim Lilac Bushes, and 4 Pink Lemonade Honeysuckle vines were added to this area as well, creating a new, much needed shade area. Two colorful, and cleverly painted trash cans were also added this year. This new area will allow the residents to better utilize the complete area. A colorful meandering walk way now separates the garden bed area, from the new shade area. Three 8’ benches were also constructed.
This garden area is now more than just a set of raised garden beds; rather it is an open and welcoming space that encourages residents to not just sow the seeds of herbs and vegetables, but to sow the seeds of community and creativity.
Metco Landscape graciously donated all landscaping materials necessary to prepare the new garden beds for planting, as well as all trees, bushes vines, and flagstone. Guiding us along the way was Patti Hamilton who thoughtfully donated her Landscape Design talents, as well as Matt Seewald of Palace Construction who lent his general contracting knowledge and ideas to this project. Adam Vogel of Diamond Vogel paints donated all painting materials bringing color and life to the benches and trash cans. Thank you all–we simply could not have done this without you or your kindness.
Thank you Charles Schwab for volunteering your time, talent and energy – and for literally reaching out with your own two hands and making a tangible difference within this community. Hope Communities cannot everyone enough, and we look forward to next year’s project!