Linn County Master Gardener Association - What can we say? Wow. Wow. Wow. Besides guidance, design, and encouragement, Beula and Jane went to town rallying experts to rehab Wellington Heights community gardens with beautiful bed builds donated with grant funds. Plus, ongoing coordination. Donation of seedlings and seeds to kick start perennials and annuals. Including a plethora of materials to help grow the knowledge in print and digital distribution. Assistance with children's education materials and activity organization. Support design for independent water sourcing for both locations.
United Way of East Central Iowa - Down to the wire, Angelica and Elizabeth sprang to action helping gather volunteers from McGrath Auto to support Day of Caring community garden needs. Jaymie McGrath and troops with multiple trucks help replenish new beds and mulch to pretty up the paths helping neighbors and volunteers navigate weeds, watering, planting, and harvesting seasonal needs. Including rallying ongoing seasonal support for #GrowParty and #WeedParty events.
Lowes Home Improvement in Cedar Rapids, store #2231 - organic peat (twelve cubic feet) and organic perlite (four cases). When Bill and Connie learned of the Community Garden rehab and renovations partnered with Wellington Heights Beautification Committee and Master Gardeners to provide vital nutrients to the new garden bed boxes filled with fresh compost.
Lowes Home Improvement in Coralville, store#1688 - plexiglass donation to repair a Little Library and info for future project donations. When the manager, Sarah, found out that we were using the part for donating it. Encouraged us to ask for assistance with future projects. This small gesture means so much to the neighbors of Wellington Heights.