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By Mary Walkup
Contributing Writer 

Woman's Club Seeks Gardening Volunteers for Lakeshore Triangle Beautification

 

Last updated 7/18/2020 at 7:52am

Getting outside provides more than a fun break for adults, children and teens. It is also good for your physical and mental health and development. While staying at home and adhering to guidelines and recommendations during the current coronavirus crisis, spending time gardening is a way to nurture health and wellness for yourself and your children.

Gardening is a great form of exercise and regular gardening can bring the joys of woodland animals, beautiful butterflies and the sound of birds to an otherwise stressful life. We have all been asked to practice social-distancing, in a physical sense. But by gardening, we can enjoy the peacefulness associated with gardening that comes not from being social but just the opposite.

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales has taken up the cause of sharing the love of Florida Environment with the community. On Saturday, July 18 the Woman's Club is set to begin their Triangle Beautification Community Service project. CSP Chairwoman, Bonnie Poller, is calling all interested, able, and willing persons with a love of gardening and the beauty that is Lake Wales, to join her "Green Team" Work Party from 8 a.m. to noon. The Team will be digging out and edging each of six traffic triangles on Lakeshore Boulevard, laying cardboard, and then mulching in preparation for planting each triangle with hardy, low maintenance plants and flowers.

Volunteers are asked to bring hat, gloves, mask, utility knife, shovel, rake, and meet in the yard of the Three Oaks Bed and Breakfast at 33 N. Lakeshore Blvd.

Many hands make light work, so let's gather together to let Lake Wales and the community know we CARE!

The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Environment Community Service Program encourages awareness of our natural resources and caring for the world around us. It offers information and ideas to promote environmental appreciation and protection. Work to preserve, maintain, and restore our natural resources; protect habitats for plants and animals; and develop sustainable habits. GFWC Florida club women design and support conservation activities in their local communities.

 

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