A team of five horticulturists from the firm Eco Chic Gardens based in Bristol, PA donated a combined total of 25 hours work toward the Gateway Project on Friday, September 26. The team, all graduates of Temple’s School of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, consisted of principals Kim Lock and Ann Laughlin together with Lawrence Newell, III, Annmarie Rambo O’Brien, Bria Tobie. The group was joined by David Bower, Parks and Recreation Volunteer Coordinator, and Gateway volunteers Carol Graeber and Doris Kessler. Gateway Committee member Pat Moran stopped by to cheer on the group.
The project area was weeded, mulched ( with mulch provided and delivered by Parks and Recreation District 3 staff), edged and pruned and is now ready for winter thanks to Eco Chic staff’s generosity in donating its time and professional services. Gateway was in expert hands that day.
The Gateway Committee hopes to tackle an adjacent overgrown area on November 9th. Volunteers are needed.
The project is also moving ahead with masonry restoration this fall. Dedication of the completed project is expected in the spring of 2015.