Wednesday, June 18, 2014

6th Street Shelter Allentown-by Bridget Huzar Garden Designs

Talk about a "labor of love"!!! The labor required to dig in the soil of an abandoned city lot is immense! I have never had to use a sledgehammer to dig a hole for a tree before this gardening experience. The amount of concrete and other unidentified objects was numerous, but so was the support from the community!

If you remember from previous posts, I volunteered to design and the oversee the installation of the new garden at the 6th street women's shelter in Allentown, PA. Completely through donations we were able to obtain the plants and materials to install the design this summer. I am so excited to be able to provide a garden to those who will need it the most.

The best part about the day was when 5 local boys stopped by and asked if they could help us. They were so excited to be a part of something like this, and have a hand in creating something beautiful! This project will have a special place in my heart over the fanciest gardens I have designed, because of the amount of love that was put into every ounce of this project, from everyone involved.

I will be sure to add photos of the completed garden, when the mulch is down and things fill in!