The BoCo Regrow initiative is seeking volunteers and donations
Boulder County, Colo. – The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) is partnering with Colorado Spirit to host a gardening and landscaping initiative for flood survivors. The goal is to restore damaged homes and yards to the peaceful havens they once were. Many residents depend on vegetable gardens as a food source to feed their families, and to many homeowners and neighborhoods, a sense of “normal” can make a big difference.
The initiative, “BoCo Regrow,” will kick-off with volunteer events in Four Mile Canyon and Lyons on Saturday, June 7. Volunteers are needed who can offer a few hours to help shovel dirt or plant fruit trees, vegetables and flowers. This is a great opportunity to involve the whole family or a group of friends in the recovery effort. Volunteers can get more information and sign up through Volunteer Connection with the Foothills United Way.
Additionally, beyond the need for the volunteers described above, BoCo Regrow is recruiting landscape architects to help mitigate drainage issues and is accepting donations of soil, compost, garden equipment, plants and seeds.
There is a sense of pride that accompanies homeownership; the safety and security of your own space. The devastating 2013 Flood took that sense of safety and accomplishment away from many residents. Now, many homeowners in Boulder County are reminded of the event by the remnants of their once-beautiful yards. This volunteer event is one of many projects designed to help flood survivors become more resilient.
Other upcoming BoCo Regrow dates will be announced. To donate or volunteer, please sign up at http://volunteer.unitedwayfoothills.org/.