LOWE'S HEROES PROGRAM BEAUTIFIES PETERSON COMMUNITY GARDEN

Hutto, TX, October 23, 2017– Employees from the Hutto Lowe’s store spent the day at the Peterson Community Garden enhancing the future Monarch Waystation garden beds as part of the Lowe’s Heroes program. Stone borders, as well as compost and mulch, were added to three beds as part of the next phase of the Waystation project. The Lowe’s Heroes program’s mantra is “Helping Hutto Love Where We Live,” and gives the store’s employees an opportunity to assist in community projects through donations of both labor and materials.

The historic Peterson Community Garden, at 205 Hutto Street in the Old Town neighborhood, is an authentic, living piece of the city’s agricultural history.  The 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 Monarch Waystation is the first of the demonstration gardens to be created at this location.

Additionally, in September of this year, Keep Hutto Beautiful was granted an installation waiver by the City of Hutto City Council for the water infrastructure needed at the Peterson Community Garden. The nonprofit also received a Native Garden Grant from AEP Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful in the same month.

Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation’s mission is to inspire the community to be environmentally engaged by providing education, resources, green initiatives and beautification opportunities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is one of 406 Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates in the State.