Keep Hutto Beautiful Receives Garden-Ville Materials Grant
from Keep Texas Beautiful
Hutto, TX, January 3, 2019– Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation as a recipient of the 2018 Garden-Ville Materials Grant. In partnership with Garden-Ville, Keep Texas Beautiful will provide five affiliate communities with $1,000.00 worth of gardening materials for beautification efforts. These materials will be used to plant, maintain and restore native garden demonstrations, which will serve as a model to educate and engage community members.
Keep Hutto Beautiful will be utilizing this grant to provide shade and native plants around the seating area that is used for the educational speaker sessions at the Peterson Community Garden. The materials provided by this grant will be used to develop a garden bordering the east and west sides of the seating area which will include a Live Oak tree and shade-loving native plants. Keep Hutto Beautiful looks forward to creating a more inviting seating area to enhance the educational programming that is offered at the Peterson Community Garden.
The historic Peterson Community Garden in Hutto's Old Town neighborhood is an authentic, living piece of the city’s agricultural history. The property is just shy of an acre and was farmed by longtime Hutto resident, Curtis Peterson, until his death in 2010 at the age of 85. The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation’s vision for the space is to transform it into a series of demonstration gardens and teaching areas, while paying homage to the garden’s namesake, Curtis Peterson. The Peterson Community Garden is located at 205 Hutto Street, Hutto, TX.
In addition to Hutto, Keep San Juan Beautiful, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, Keep Cuero Beautiful and Keep El Campo Beautiful also received a Garden-Ville Materials Grant.
“We are confident that our affiliates will make great use of these gardening materials, engaging community members and educating the public about native plants,” says Suzanne Kho, Executive Director of Keep Texas Beautiful. “We are proud to partner with Garden-Ville to bring this grant to our five affiliates.”
Garden-Ville, an affiliate of Texas Disposal Systems, uses a “closed-loop” process to divert green waste, brush, tree trimmings and fruit and vegetable matter from taking up space in our landfills while also creating premium-quality composts, soils and mulches.