Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society landscapes Habitat for Humanity home



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Landscaping the newly built Habitat for Humanity home seemed like a perfect fit for the AFMHS.

Paulette Drouillard wasted no time putting the idea into action – getting local suppliers to donate the materials needed and rounding up a crew to carry out the project.

The Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society purchased a few plants & shrubs, mulch to polish off the job, a hose and sprinkler as well as lunch for our volunteers.

Under the direction of Al Gignac the entire landscape was completed in a day and a half.  The crew worked hard, had fun and left proudly with a sense of accomplishment and that “feel good” feeling you get when you do something for someone else and expect nothing in return.


An AFMHS heartfelt thanks goes to:

Santerra Stonecraft – who supplied paving materials for walkway to front porch;

Gyori Trucking & Landscaping – who supplied topsoil and screenings;

Helfrich Sod Farms – Sod for front with enough left over to do a small area near the back entrance;

Henry Kroeker’s Landscaping – planted a Manitoba Maple in the median;

Paradise Nursery & Garden Centre, Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre, and LaSalle Landscape Supply – donated other trees and shrubs;

C & E Lawn & Yard Service volunteered his dump truck, mini-excavator, tamper, and cement saw;

Great group of student volunteers from General Amherst namely Zachary & Mitchell Brown, Kennedy Awram, Katherine Vanderheyden, Chelsea Thistle, Taija Bezaire, and Jordan Foslett.

Few outstanding citizens of our town – Doug Roberts, Christine Drouillard and Sharon & Robert Damm.

Horticultural Society Members – Al Gignac & his tractor (that saved many hours of labour), Roland Fluett, George Beckett, Sue LaFerte, Anne Knickle, Paulette Drouillard and Maxine Iler.


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