From bare earth to manicured beauty in just a few hours! This is what the
Shasta Lake Garden Project planned for the last part of the Community
Memorial Garden on Shasta Dam Blvd just west of the Veteran's Memorial
Three years in the making and many more in the planning, this memorial garden
needed a final push.
Saturday, April 22 2006, the entire community was invited to produce an
Instant Garden! The Garden Makeover Event! Live music, was donated by Mike
Rader, drinks and food from local merchants, and material, muscle and money was
provided by the community.
Many took part by joining us for the day or just for an hour. Satisfaction
guaranteed....think of driving by in years to come and saying "I was a part of
The area, about
a half acre, was divided into grids, each team was assigned a grid or
grids, given a plant map and plants. Members of the SLGP were on hand to
show assure that the leafy side goes up and the stringy things go down!
Teams from Mike Werner's Farmer's Insurance, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Curves, the
Salazar family and the Delbert Jones family were among the early
volunteers. Denny Murphy from Creekside Gardens was involved in the
No heavy digging or earth moving was required on the event day. Only
small plants and shrubs were planted.
Donations of Materials, Money or Muscle may be made by contacting the Shasta
Lake Garden members at shastalakegardenproject.org or calling RoseMary at
One of the donations is 20 commemerative roses read the story