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SFVNA Landscape Project featured in ABQ Journal

posted Mar 18, 2012, 7:50 PM by SFVNA Webmaster   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 8:08 PM ]
The Thursday, July 22, 2010 WestSide Edition of the Albuquerque Journal features our just completed landscape project at the Dellynne entrance to the neighborhood. Using a color photo from this website, the article talks about the volunteer work and donated materials that made the project possible. Here’s the article from the Journal.

Where the Wild Things Are

By Rozanna M. Martinez
Journal Staff Writer
          Neither dry, dead tumbleweeds nor new, green growing weeds greet commuters who pass a once-empty lot at the Dellyne entrance of Santa Fe Village in northwest Albuquerque.
        It now boasts a hand-carved marquee welcoming visitors, young trees and river rock, thanks to about 20 volunteers from the neighborhood and five board members of the Santa Fe Village Neighborhood Association, according to association president Donna Regano.
        Santa Fe Village is near the Petroglyph National Monument and is bordered on its east side by Unser Boulevard.
        The project, completed Saturday, took about a year, Regano said. Volunteers came together over a period of about 12 Saturdays to rake, spread rock and plant several trees in the lot that is slightly too small to accommodate a house.
        The neighborhood association paid for the supplies, Regano said. Work was off and on while volunteers waited for donations to come in.
        La Farge, a construction materials company, donated 20 tons of rock; one resident donated two pear trees, and another hand-carved the wood marquee. The city also helped move the rock to the empty lot.
        Regano said she also brought six evergreen seedlings she had obtained from the city. She said three of them made it: One's healthy, one's getting stronger, and a third resembles a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
        Regano is hoping they all pull through, and she's considering placing a single ornament on the one resembling the Charlie Brown tree.
        Overall, she said, the landscaping project was a success.
        "It really looks great," Regano said.

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Originally posted Thursday, July 22, 2010