Earlier this month, Eagle Scout Enoch Sng and his crew refurbished the sign on the GRACE front lawn. This past weekend Hunter Macias put his planning and management skills to the test by landscaping the remaining spaces in front of GRACE Main Offices at 602 Shady Brook in Grapevine.
Eagle Scout candidate Hunter, from Colleyville’s Troop 402 of Boy Scouts of America, designed this project to correspond with the launch of the GRACE Feed Our Kids program that begins in a few weeks.
Beginning in early June children from the Scribner and Shady Brook neighborhoods will converge on GRACE Main Offices every weekday at lunch, and Hunter wanted to make sure the grounds were suitable for the youngsters—and volunteers—to enjoy their time at GRACE.
Last Saturday, after several months of horticultural study, planning, obtaining materials and scheduling volunteers, Hunter and his team removed numerous dead shrubs and replanted with shrubbery more suited to the Texas summers. Existing hardy nandina—too hardy, in fact—were trimmed to manageable height. Kudzu and other invasive vines and weeds were removed.
Low-hanging live oak branches were pruned and the grass—a survivor of many years of small feet and even smaller feeding and watering regimens—was given an appropriate dose of weed and feed, and a good soaking. Final dressings of mulch were given to the trees and shrubs.
GRACE invites all to visit the offices at the base of Scribner and Shady Brook to see the wonderful work done by Hunter, Enoch and all of their volunteers!