Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Garden friends thanked for support
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 5 Jul 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, Re: The "Friends of the Friends" photo in your edition of June 7. Thank you once again for demonstrating your community spirit by covering events such as the plaque unveiling and donor recognition event at The Old Seed House Garden. To everyone who couldn't make it, but who has contributed in any way to the building of The Old Seed House Garden, the committee wants to express huge thanks and gratitude. As the fundraising chair, I wish to acknowledge the tremendous effort that has gone into the successful completion of this new jewel in our town. While there is still some signage and "fine-tuning" to be done, the dream has become reality. If you bought a tree, a bench, or contributed $500 or more in time, labour, product or dollars, you will see recognition of your generosity on the individual or large wall plaques. But it's the "unsung" hundreds who have volunteered or donated, without personal recognition, who also deserve loud applause. I hope that all of you will make a point of visiting the garden to stroll the paths, and sit peacefully by the pond or bridge, enjoying a great sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have literally put roots down in this community that will grow and increase in beauty for generations to come. It's important for your readers to know that keeping up the appearance of the garden is an ongoing huge responsibility and will be accomplished by volunteer gardeners. We hope many will show up on any Tuesday morning, spring through fall and join the happy few tending the beds. Also, the success of the tree planting program has been so great that it has been extended, and there are now more trees that can be purchased for donation by contacting any member of the Friends executive. As well, the packaged note cards featuring the beautiful artwork donated by Gretchen Day and Bob Law are still available at Foodstuffs in Georgetown or from a member. Funds raised in future will be used for maintenance or improvement in the garden as needs arise. Barb Baron, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...Garden friends thanked for support