Thirty scouts, parents, and volunteers helped Cabell Kendall and Troop 160 improve the community garden.
On Saturday, March 17, Cabell Kendall and Troop 160 along with 30 scouts, parents, and volunteers met at the Cedar Ridge Community Garden Center and completed a major renovation of the community’s garden center.
This project entailed extensive mulching, and removing of weeds and debris from the community garden.
Once the weeding was complete, the scouts and parents put down new and fresh mulch and pine bark for the walkways.
Additionally, a meshed netted ceiling was installed over the garden, to prevent birds and crows from entering and eating all vegetables and food grown by the gardeners in the community.
The Cedar Ridge Community is an affordable housing community that is managed by Cornerstones of Northern Virginia. The Cedar Ridge Community Garden is a set aside area that is used by residents to grow their own vegetables and food for their families. This area helps those in need by individually growing, cultivating, and using their own grown vegetables.
Cabell Kendall is a rising scout who has actively participated with Boy Scout Troop 160 of Herndon and Franklin Middle School. Cabell Kendall, 15, has participated in scouting since the age of 7. A major activity and accomplishment for scouting is to achieve Eagle Scout status; one of the highest ranking achievements in scouting. To achieve this ranking, a scout takes on a major community service project.
“Helping those in the Cedar Ridge Community with the renovation of the garden center is a perfect way to give and help the community,” said Cabell.
For more information about scouting and Troop 160, refer to their website at: https://chantilly160.mytroop.us/.