Volunteers from the Charlotte Garden Club and a number of young people from the Charlotte area spent Saturday morning installing landscape for three Habitat for Humanity built homes in north Charlotte. The group was directed by Michael and Michelle Styers. Michael is Curator of the Bowles Garden in Charlotte, and they lent their expertise to all of us. Three homes were supplied with shrubs and trees.
That red stuff in the picture is good old Carolina red clay. With all the moisture we have had over the past winter into spring, it wasn’t the easiest in which to dig planting holes. Thankfully, there were willing hands and young backs that stood up to the test.
The happy crew at the end of the day:
There were ample rewards for all the volunteers!
The Charlotte Garden Club has been supporting Habitat for Humanity for the past four years each spring and fall as a service project, supplying plant material, soil amendments, mulch, and hands-on labor. The Club sees it as important support for the Charlotte community and for Habitat for Humanity.