The Lyons Garden Club (LGC) is excited to announce a new project called “Plant it Forward!” The idea behind this project, which was actually conceived by Eagle Crest Elementary teacher Sheila Freehill and the
students of her fourth grade class, is to help plant flowers in some of the yards of Lyons’ homeowners who were affected by last fall’s flood.
The fourth grade children wanted to help in some way, and with the help of Ms. Freehill, fourth grade teacher Stephanie Potter, and Jennifer Ordway, they decided to have a bake sale, collection jar, and dollar drive to raise money and donate to Lyons. Several teachers at Eagle Crest live in Lyons, and they contacted Lyons resident Deb Simms and the Lyons Garden Club to see if somehow the donation could be used for flowers.
After receiving a very generous donation from the fourth grade class of Eagle Crest Elementary, the Lyons Garden Club is launching this opportunity to any Lyons resident who would like part in the restoration of the flower beds, lost due to flood damage, by planting them with bulbs or perennials of their choice.
Those interested will complete an application, which will be reviewed by the LGC Board of Directors. Applications are due by August 31, at which time ten recipients will be chosen for the project. Recipients will have the opportunity to consult with the Lyons Garden Club for plant options. The LGC will provide one hundred dollars worth of flowers, mulch and free labor. Applicants must own and reside on the property under consideration, provide a ready-to-plant area or pots, and also have a readily available water source. Once planting is completed, the homeowner is responsible for maintaining the plants.
In keeping with the spirit of The Lyons Garden Club, each recipient will also receive our signature plant in the form of daffodil bulbs!
The Lyons Garden Club and the students of Eagle Crest are looking forward to “Plant it Forward”!