Got Spring Fever? Has the lengthening daylight awoken you from your winter hibernation? Are you noticing the buds and bulbs that are about to burst forth with spring color? Do you delight in the smell of freshly applied 28-1-4?  Do you walk in your neighborhood and see all of the positive changes going on in Donelson? Have you asked yourself: “who are all these hip people actively involved in their community?” Are you asking yourself: “how too, can I make this a better place?”

Start by putting on your garden gloves and showing up this Saturday, March 23rd for the annual Donelson Gateway Project  workday. We will start at 9am am. Pick one of your favorite sites: Briley Parkway and Lebanon Road, The Donelson Library, Eastgate (Stones River Greenway), and the Toll Gate site (Stewarts Ferry and Lebanon Rd.)

At the library site, we plan to get started at 9:00 a.m.  We plan to:

1)      Pick up trash and rake leaves

2)      Trim back spent perennials

3)      Do some weeding

4)      Rake back mulch and work in compost and amendments

5)      Replace mulch and tidy up

Come with leaf rake, small spade and/or weeding instrument. Team leader: Dorris Smith or Naomi Regensburg: or

At the Eastgate site, we plan to get started at 9:00 a.m.  We plan to:

1)      Pick up trash

2)      Spread mulch around sign and cedar trees

3)      Plant cone flowers

Come with garden gloves. Team leader: Mike Rose

At the Toll Gate site, we plan to get started at 9:00 a.m.  

Floyd Shechter is the team leader.

Site looks great already. Just general clean up.

At the Briley Parkway site, we plan to get started at 9:00 a.m.

Inventory plants and put down new seed.

Site needs to be cleaned and plants divided.

Phil Claiborne will be on site.

This is a great chance to get involved in your community and take an active roll in making it an attractive place to live.