Come help unearth a Charlottesville green dream!!!
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 09:00 - 12:00
**We invite all happy, willing and able bodies to help resurrect and restore a hidden gem of our beautiful city - the historic Rock Hill Gardens**
All you need to bring is yourself (long sleeves, pants encouraged) and work gloves if you have them. Main activity includes clearing and hauling brush and deadfall (just wait until you see the beauty that lies beneath!)
Plans are in the works to establish this area as the future site of a rich botanical garden which will display and preserve vanishing species of native plants and vegetation.
Let's put Cville on the 10/10/10 MAP!!!
A little background about this historic property:
The property dates back to the late 1800s and has a rich historical evolution from a private home, to a ministry to one of the first private schools in the area born out of the desegregation movement. The magnificent eight acre stone-walled, terraced garden now surrounds what has become the Monticello Area Community Action Agency, known as MACAA, which houses outreach programs such as Headstart, Hope House, CARES and Project Discovery High School.
"It's really something everyone should see," said John Cruickshank, Chairman of the Piedmont Chapter of the Sierra Club. "Unfortunately it's been allowed to become overgrown and it's even hard to access parts of the gardens right now."
The Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park, horticulturists, nature lovers and many other passionate, committed folks are trying to shine some light on the Rock Hill Gardens and restore it to its original splendor.
Please come and join us on 10/10/10 (9 am- noon) to help carry out this dream!
on site (and ongoing) program director: Bob Fenwick
Event Host: Sabrina Youry