On Tuesday, March 8, at 2:00 pm the members of the Clearwater Community Garden in East Gateway, in conjunction with local construction management firm, Moss & Associates, held a dedication ceremony and celebrate the construction of a 320 square foot shelter and an 8 x 10 tool shed that is being built for the Clearwater Garden Club.
Moss’ donation of the materials and labor to the club, which operates the community garden on Grove Street, will help the members to have shelter from the sun and rain while working at the gardens and a place to gather for social events.
“We are happy to be giving back to the community where we live and work,” said Moss Vice President, John Bowden.
“This project is especially rewarding because the garden is an innovative project that brings our community together. It makes friends out of neighbors and food out of fun,” said Moss Senior Project Manager, Josh Mutchler.
Currently, the club has 36 leased plots for individual gardening by families. About one third of the families are from the immediate neighborhood. The balance of members are Clearwater residents and residents from the neighboring cities of Dunedin and Belleair. The shelter will be used to cover picnic tables and provide a comfortable place to rest for the members who cultivate flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Moss & Associates (www.mosscm.com) is a leading privately-held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With 10 regional offices in six states from Hawai’i to Florida, Moss focuses on construction management at-risk, design-build, and public-private partnerships. The company’s diverse portfolio encompasses a wide range of sectors, including luxury high-rise residential, landmark mixed-use developments, hospitality, primary and higher education, justice and solar energy. Moss prides itself on a strong entrepreneurial culture that honors safety, quality, client engagement, and employee development. Its employees consistently rank Moss as one of the best places to work for career satisfaction.
About Clearwater Community Gardens:
Clearwater Community Gardens is a not for profit group of garden enthusiasts that advocate for an increased presence of community gardens in Clearwater. They seek to connect people with land and their neighborhood for the purpose of growing healthy communities.