The Hope Garden, located on the Northern side of the Upper Campus, was recently redone by Aiden McGavin, an ASA alumnus, for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Aiden is a senior at Catholic Central and started in scouts as a Tiger Cub in ASA's pack 3328.
Aiden wrote the following about his project:
I had come up with the idea for my Eagle Scout Service Project to be all about native plants almost a year ago when I was working with the City of Grand Rapids to design and install a larger garden in one of their parks. But as time went on, I realized that the legalities and logistics of installing a garden in a City Park would be a bit too much to handle. However, ASA came to mind almost immediately as an organization that I could work with.
After talking with Ms. Giroux, Mr. Debri, and Fr. Tom, I came up with a design to renovate the Hope Garden. Having been totally taken with weeds and overgrown plants, the Hope Garden, located on the Northern side of the campus, could have used a little help. I was exhilarated to finally move forward with this project so that my volunteers and I could not only make a difference in the aesthetics of the school, but also maximize the environmental benefits of the area.