Lowe's Heroes Volunteers Beautify Peterson Community Garden in Hutto, Texas

Employees from the Hutto, Texas, Lowe’s store spent the day at the Peterson Community Garden enhancing the future Monarch Waystation garden beds thanks to the Keep America Beautiful/Lowe's Community Partners Grant Program.

Stone borders, as well as compost and mulch, were added to three beds as part of the next phase of the Waystation project. The local Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program’s mantra -- “Helping Hutto Love Where We Live” -- gives the store’s employees an opportunity to assist in community projects through donations of both labor and materials.

The historic Peterson Community Garden in the Old Town neighborhood is an authentic, living piece of the city’s agricultural history. The Foundation’s vision for the space is to transform it into a series of demonstration gardens and teaching areas, while paying homage to the garden’s namesake, Curtis Peterson. The Monarch Waystation is the first of the demonstration gardens to be created at this location.

Additionally, in September 2017, Keep Hutto Beautiful was granted an installation waiver by the City of Hutto City Council for the water infrastructure needed at the Peterson Community Garden. The nonprofit also received a Native Garden Grant from AEP Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful in the same month.

Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation’s mission is to inspire the community to be environmentally engaged by providing education, resources, green initiatives and beautification opportunities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is one of 406 Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates in Texas.