Last year, to mark Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization program officially centering its focus on the Glass Farm Neighborhood, we held a landscaping improvement day called the Beautification Blitz. Now a year has passed, and we’re back at it again!

This year the Blitz will span two days: May 11 and 12. On Thursday, the main work day, we’ll be leading a group of 70 volunteers from the Keller Williams Realtors Association in landscape improvement to 17 private residences in the neighborhood and three commercial spaces along Glass Street. Projects will center around brush removal, pruning, mulching, flower planting, and debris/garbage removal.

Additionally, Brenna Kelly, SECC director, will lead brush clearing at the Awtry terminus of the connector trail they completed this winter. On Friday, we’ll be joined by Matt Whitaker of WMWA Landscape Architects, for final tree work and commercial space work wrap-up with Lowes volunteers.

It’s amazing to see what’s blossomed in this partnership over the course of a year, with 139 surveys conducted, dozens of homeowners entered into Habitat’s NR program, a Town Hall event to review overall neighborhood impact, and ongoing support of one another’s team as we strategize how to best engage and build on the unique assets neighbors here have to offer. We’re so grateful to be able to team up and tackle work that underscores pride of place.

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