Our friends at Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties introduced us to this wonderful mother and daughter who recently lost their beloved husband/father, US Army Chaplain/Pastor George Hite Jr. In talking with them, their love, pride for this man was immeasurable. As Christine said, "When you become a full time caregiver, you just let other things go, you know? " Here advisory board member Peg, who designed the plan for their front yard, stops her work to pose with the homeowners.
If you haven't been to an HG event, or are wondering what kind of a party we are talking about, check out this squad. Pictured here are an amazing combination of veterans, civilians, gardeners, neighbors ready to help!
The Military Fraternity, Mu Beta Phi joined us to do the heavy lifting. Here two of the members get together with board member Dawn.
Before we could start, Advisory board member and Landscape Architect, Peg, maps out the plan and explains the implementation to volunteer, Tricia.
Peg's beautiful design helped out everyone during their assignments. Even when we made a few tweaks here and there.
Volunteer, Nicole helps to prepare the soil for a tree and a surrounding flower bed.
Thanks to our sponsors, Enliven planters, the team had a beautiful variety of plants, trees and bushes to add to the design.
Members of Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity Inc, build out the retaining wall along the side of the porch.
Dawn from the Heroic Gardens team, Ellen and Collin from the Habitat for Humanity team are joined by Abington Township Commissioner, Ward 5 Julia Vaughn.
Volunteers, Olivia and Will work to place a tree in the front yard.
Members of Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity Inc, build out flower beds on the right side of the house
It was 70 something degrees in November and this landscape is on its way thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors and donors.
With COVID-19 restrictions back in place, we asked for five volunteers. Nine arrived, ready to work.
Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity Inc, member, Paul and Heroic Gardens Board member, Dawn start filling wheelbarrows for the new flower beds.
Advisory Board member, Beth uses a tool to rake through soil clumps.
Advisory board member, Peg, instructs volunteer Lara and homeowner, Christine about mulch techniques.
In less than two hours our team of nine successfully
mulched three flower beds.
Mu Beta Phi Fraternity, Inc, member
Marvin, carefully mulches
around the new plants.