Foundation Hosts Garden Enhancement Fundraiser
The Catskill Regional Medical Center Foundation held a fundraising event for the enhancement the Woodland Wildlings Garden on September 5 at Catskill Regional Medical Center.
The event raised over $8,000 and included a $5,000 donation presented by the Liberty Garden Club. To date, the project has raised nearly $22,000 in local grants and donations.
Those who attended the fundraiser event enjoyed an evening of relaxation and celebration in all that the beautiful gardens have to offer. Shirley Hornbeck, Catskill Regional Medical Center Auxiliary President, and long-time volunteer, was honored for her service to Catskill Regional.
Through these fundraising efforts, the Catskill Regional Foundation plans to expand and grow the gardens, back patio and walking trails to further provide comfort and tranquility for patients, visitors and employees.
Once complete, the newly enhanced 1+ acre garden will provide unique seasonal experiences. The proposed plan includes maintained, wheelchair accessible pathways with seating throughout; manicured lawn areas; old growth trees; three designated areas of unique foliage: shade, a compost zone for growing plants; a sun zone; native shrub thicket; flagstone sitting area with umbrella tables; a water feature and a pergola with swings. A network of fitness trails traversing the entire Catskill Regional campus will also be established to promote both employee and community health.
For more information, or to make a donation to the Woodland Wildlings Restoration Fund, visit www.crmcny.org/giving.