The South Haven Garden Club members provide landscaping or garden(s) at a newly completed Habitat home in the SH area. Recipient of the home helps plan the garden. We are keeping up the tradition to plant a Kousa Dogwood – South Haven’s city tree – at each Habitat house. The front and side of the house is included and sometimes provide a vegetable garden if requested. The planting of the garden personalizes and beautifies their new home – frequently this is the first home the recipient has ever owned. They learn about their gardens, including care and maintenance, which are so important for pride in ownership.
How members are expected to participate?
Club volunteers work with the future home owner to determine what they like or want, provide assistance with the design of the garden(s), obtain all the planting materials, and install the garden.
This is an occasional project occurring every few years. How many volunteers are needed to do what?
6-8 total volunteers are needed: skills required: Consulting, Landscape Design, Purchasing, Plant installation
The South Haven Garden Club provides plants, soil and tools for the homeowner. Costs vary but average is about $500. We don’t receive any monetary in-kind donations. Occasionally local nurseries or landscapers will provide material or labor donations.
For additional information regarding the Habitat Organization: www.vbchabitat.org
Chairperson: Nancy Daugherty 637-7316