JUNE 2011—FOCUS ON COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Lending a helping hand to Washington, DC/Metro Area communities since 1964 Garden Gate Donates Day of Service, Expertise
Brookmont Community Church ‘Goes Native’
This spring Garden Gate helped the Brookmont Community Church in Bethesda by donating a day of service. Brookmont needed assistance solving some drainage problems—water was seeping into the basement and a solution was needed. Brandon Sackett, one of our talented Landscape Design Consultants recommended a viable grading solution. However, Brandon immediately saw an opportunity to contribute more.
Over the past few years the Brookmont has been working on ‘going native’ by both incorporating more native plantings into their landscape and using their landscape to help educate people on how native plants can be beautiful and beneficial for wildlife and plant communities. Brandon offered ideas on how to rearrange existing plantings and add others that would support birds and butterflies. To promote learning and enjoyment of the garden by even the youngest community members, Brandon placed cut walnut logs throughout the plantings so the Brookmont day care children would have a place to sit and watch the garden and its inhabitants.
Garden Gate was pleased to support this wonderful project and the people of Brookmont Community Church through the donation of time, design and materials.