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Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity

October 3, 2019 – Volunteer Project Installation Day!

View the Slide Show here!

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Project

The VNLA/Green Works established the Volunteer Project/Outreach Committee (VPOC) in February, 2018 and chose to work with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity (GMHH) because we believe in their mission to provide affordable housing and because landscaping is an area that is often overlooked and/or underfunded on much housing of this nature.   The VPOC completed the landscape design / installation project in July, 2018 at a four family home located in Essex Junction, VT.

We set our sites on Project #2 earlier this year on a two-family duplex located in Milton, VT.  You can view an interview with one of the homeowners here:

https://www.mynbc5.com/article/turning-dream-homes-into-affordable-realities/28319875

The VPOC collaborated over late winter/spring with Vermont Technical College students in the Landscape Sustainable Design program.  Students visited the site and in April, 2019 presented their landscape plan to the VPOC.

This year's project is located at at 24 Railroad Street, Milton, VT.  The landscape installation took place on Thursday, October 3, 2019.   We had over 50 people volunteer that day, including VNLA members, VTC students and faculty, and Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

The donations of the stone, pavers, perennials, shrubs, trees, wildflower seed, compost bins, lumber, bark mulch and top soil were all donated and many thanks to our members and associates who made this project a reality. Please see the list of donors below.   You can view the slideshow of this volunteer project below.

 

2019 VNLA/VolunteerProject/ Outreach Committee

Ashley Robinson, Landscape Designer, chair
Gabe Bushey, Crafted Landscapes, LLC
David Berg, Horsford Gardes & Nursery
Terry Solomon, Livescape
Marie Limoge, Landscape Designer

Silvia Jope, Old World Garden Design
Josh Cohen & Pat Toporowski, Vermont Stone & Horticulture

2019 VNLA/Green Works GMHH Project Donors

American Meadows - wildflower seed

Ashley Robinson, landscape design, site management

Champlain Landworks--trucking

Church Hill Landscapes, Inc. - trucking

Crafted Landscapes, LLC - equipment, site work, stone

diStefano Landscaping, Inc. - stone, shrubs, perennials, bark mulch

Fairfax Perennial Farm, Inc. - perennials

Full Circle Gardens - perennials

Gardener’s Supply Company  - compost bins

Horsford Gardens & Nursery - shrubs, trees

Marie Limoge - landscape design, site management

River Walk Farm - bark mulch, shrubs

Rocky Dale Gardens - perennials

Vermont Stone & Horticulture  - landscape design, site work, stone

Vermont Technical College Faculty and Students

VNLA Members – labor and tools on installation day

Weston Excavating – trucking

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Donors

Dick Shasteen – lumber, tools

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

 

Below you can see photos/information on the 2018 VPOC project for Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

 

THANK YOU to our members and associates who came together to make this our first volunteer project with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity.

2018 VNLA/Volunteer Project/Outreach Committee

Ashley Robinson, Landscape Designer, chair

Crafted Landscape Design, LLC – Gabe Bushey

Dr. Mark Starrett, University of Vermont

Lisa Hoare, University of Vermont Medical Center

Marie Limoge, Landscape Designer

The Grass Gauchos, LLC – Josh Cohen and Pat Toporowski

2018 VNLA/Green Works GMHH Project Donors

Belgard Pavers – patio pavers

Champlain Landworks--trucking

Crafted Landscape Design, LLC – stone steps/site work

Dr. Mark Starrett, University of Vermont – vegetable transplants

Fairfax Perennial Farm, Inc. - perennials

Full Circle Gardens – perennials

Gardener’s Supply Company - topsoil

Green Mountain Compost - topsoil

Horsford Gardens & Nursery – shrubs

Limbwalker Tree Service, Inc.– wood chips

Pinnacle Properties – bark mulch

Red Wagon Plants – annuals

The Grass Gauchos, LLC – landscape design, site work, crushed stone

Trowel Trades Supply – patio pavers

VNLA Members – labor and tools on installation day

Weston Excavating – trucking

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Donors

Dick Shasteen – lumber, tools

Greg Rabideau – building architect

VNLA/Green Works GMHH Planting Day Volunteers

Anne Guarino, The Grass Gauchos, LLC
Ashley Robinson, Landscape Designer
Brinkley Benson and sons, homeowners
Dr. Mark Starret, University of Vermont
Gabe Bushey, Crafted Landscapes, LLC
Hannah Decker, Fairfax Perennial Farm
Jake Ringer, Crafted Landscapes, LLC
Jeff and Debbie Limoge

Josh Cohen, The Grass Gauchos, LLC
Karla Clithero, The Grass Gauchos, LLC
Kristina MacKulin, VNLA Executive Director
Landon Roberts, The Grass Gauchos, LLC
Lisa Hoare, University of Vermont Medical Center
Marie Limoge, Landscape Designer
Marlys Eddy, Vermont Technical College
Nolan Comiskey, The Grass Gauchos, LLC
Pat Toporowski, The Grass Gauchos, LLC
Tim & Elsa Lindenmeyr
Todd Romanchek, The Grass Gauchos, LLC
VJ Comai, Burlington City Arborist