At a time when there are so many valid and pressing needs for help, it can at first seem frivolous or at least low priority to donate to the creation of a beautiful public botanic garden. If we are to progress as a nation, we also need to be able to support those endeavors which enhance the quality of life, that expand our appreciation of music and the arts, that make the beauty of nature more accessible.
While I have donated to a range of deserving causes, the donation that has had the greatest immediate impact and was most personally meaningful has been the volunteering and financial support I give to the Delaware Botanic Gardens. www.delawaregardens.org Helping this 'garden to be' advance from a visionary dream to a real, achievable public garden has been a wonderful way to give back to our community. The project is a creative combination of preserving our coastal plain environment, enhancing the natural native beauty of 37 acres and generating economic vitality in a rural area in need of new opportunities. The Delaware Botanic Gardens project has brought together a wide circle of our community and leading companies. The most recent validation of this project has been the addition of Piet Oudolf, the world famous garden designer who has agreed to create one of his iconic Meadow Gardens. We all recognize that the Botanic Garden will be a major asset to the children in our region with its planned outdoor living classroom. It will be a positive venue for family activities. It will be a source of new jobs. It will be a place to enjoy and be inspired by the beauty of nature. It will celebrate environmental awareness and sustainable land stewardship. This is why I gladly have given time and money to this very worthy nonprofit organization. Public gardens are indispensable to the quality of all of our lives.
Let's join together this Giving Tuesday by giving back to improve the present and to create a better future.
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