Extreme Makeover Home Edition
In the fall of 2005, 1600 volunteers came together to build a brand new home for the Johnson family in Medfield, MA. The Garden Continuum acted as team leaders for the design and installation of the Johnsons' Landscape. To this day we help maintain the Johnson property. The Garden Continuum feels very fortunate to have been part of such an amazing community effort.
Fisher House Boston
The joint efforts of garden design by Niels Bodecker & Monique Allen and the creation of the sculpture "Integro" by Staff Sgt William Kleineldler synergized and developed into the Healing Garden at Fisher House Boston.
“The Fisher House Healing Garden has been designed as an oasis of safety and hope. The design attempts to create a reflective space where people may sink into the Open Embrace of the earth and the energies of plants to find quiet support and peaceful rest,” explains Monique Allen, owner of The Garden Continuum. “The healing power of plants and gardens has been well documented, while continuing to be elusive to logical thinking. It isn't necessary to understand why, it is only necessary that the space is made available, so that the healing may be made possible. The Garden Continuum was thrilled to be honored with the request to design and build a healing garden for the Fisher House Boston.”
Friends of the Dwight-Derby House
In the fall of 2006 the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House, Inc. reached out to The Garden Continuum, Inc. to help them put together a master plan for the landscape. The goals included…
- Screening to mitigate views to surrounding commercial development
- Removal of invasive plant species
- New plantings to include native plant species
- Design of areas suitable for outdoor functions such as weddings and receptions.
With input from the FDDH members a plan was developed and donated by The Garden Continuum which respects the historical nature of the site while at the same time allowing the town of Medfield to hold events that will ideally generate income to help with the ongoing restoration and preservation of the house and land.
Greencare for Troops
The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals (MLP) is teaming up with GreenCare for Troops — a nationwide outreach program that connects local landscape professionals with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home. The Garden Continuum, Inc. has signed up to support this program. To date, GreenCare has helped more than 2,400 volunteers provide free lawn and landscape services for nearly 10,000 military families nationwide.