Roach and Moran joined LMW-19 “classmate” and CAC board member Dr. Gail Haterius primarily to paint a waiting-room wall with chalkboard paint, but the men were willing recruits to dig in the warm outdoors much of the day.
Center board member Rev. Pam Holt and passerby Angie Kite – who stopped to help while driving home to Weatherford – also offered their gardening skills and muscle to help clear out the beds. Once clear, the team added expanded shale and compost donated by Silver Creek Materials in Fort Worth.
The CAC is nearly finished with renovations to the 1967 building. On Friday morning, starting at 10 a.m., the Palo Pinto County Master Gardeners invite skilled and prospective gardeners to help finish readying the beds. The master gardeners plan to install a drip-irrigation system and, once the weather stabilizes, to plant colorful and fragrant native and adapted, low-water plants.
Anyone interested in contributing to the garden, or the center, is welcome to email Executive Director Libby Cluett at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a donation to the Children’s Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County to P.O. Box 403, Mineral Wells, Texas, 76068.