Thanks to Mountain Creek Church of Christ and all of the volunteers, we have a bioswale!
Saturday, November 16 dawned beautifully and promised to be warm and sunny. On Friday, Brooke and Lillian drove to Vonore to the amazing Overhill Nursery to pick up a big, big load of NATIVE trees, shrubs, and perennials to plant in the bioswale at Mountain Creek Church of Christ. They brought a FULL truck to the Church! Not only did our delightful friend and landscape architect Miko from LandStream Designs arrive to give us direction, Dan from Botanica was also on hand to help with placing plants in the right locations and teaching the volunteers. Best of all, however, were the 45 or so volunteers that arrived to help dig, plant, spread mulch and otherwise make this all possible. Wow!! Even with all that help, we didn’t quite finish, so the landscapers from the church came back to finish getting the rest of the plants in the ground. This church took a huge step toward protecting their creek from stormwater runoff by installing this bioswale! We are so proud of them!! As Kyle, the youth minister from the church so appropriately stated, “Now I really can’t wait until Spring to see how it all looks then!”