The Garden Club of Weaverville partners with the Weaverville Lowes to build birdhouses for the Main Street Nature Park in downtown Weaverville. Thanks to the support of Lowe’s Store Manager, Mike Finnegan, Lowe’s is donating the materials to make several bluebird and wren houses as a Garden Club community service project.
“Adding birdhouses to the Nature Park creates focused habitat and encourages the birds we want to nest and bear offspring in places we can see,” says Randy Burroughs, a landscape architect involved with the park’s development from the beginning and the creator of the walnut benches in the Park.
After Randy’s brief overview about the benefits of the birdhouses to the wildlife in the Nature Park and for park visitors alike, members will hammer away and build the houses.
Working in teams of 2-3, participants will follow easy step by step written instructions and assemble the wooden houses from pre-cut pieces with the help of an instructor.
Members need to bring:
- Power screwdriver with a Philips head
- Work gloves
Make & Take Birdhouse ~ $10
Members also have the option to make a birdhouse and take it home and decorate for $10. You must order a birdhouse by Monday, September 25th. The proceeds from this will be donated to the Nature Park. Bring cash or make a check out to: Town of Weaverville
Contact Ruth Planey to order a Make & Take Birdhouse. Be sure to say how many bluebird and wren houses you want to purchase. Ruth Planey 828-658-4151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All Garden Club programs and business meetings are FREE and open to the public. Programs start at 9:30 AM the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Room of the Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC.
Check the website gardenclubofweaverville.org for information about other upcoming programs and events.
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