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Every year in October, KLB participates in the nation-wide Make a Difference Day. This day is dedicated to giving back to the community. KLB partners with several other organizations, civic groups, scouts, and the City of Lewisville to successfully plant flowers in Lewisville as part of our annual beautification effort.
This year, KLB is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) and the City of Lewisville to help put 1000+ Texas Native prairie wildflowers and grasses in the ground, and will be helping to seed several pounds of wildflower seeds. In conjunction with these plantings, volunteers will also be helping in the nursery as well as helping to clear away brush from prairie land in an effort to help restore LLELA's diverse prairie ecosystem.
This ongoing project is a lot of fun for the entire family, and is safe for all ages. It is a continuing project year after year, in hopes of changing the image of our great city and making Lewisville the most beautiful that it can be.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please give us a call 972-538-5949 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are always looking for volunteers.
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Past MADD projects:
2013's project: Over 225 volunteers helped plant 90+ lbs of wildflower seeds at Lake Park, and planted almost 200 physical plants at Lake Park on October 26th 2013.
2012 project: Texas native wildflower planting at Lake Park- 85+ lbs of seeds sewed, over 350 physical plants planted in a public field near the shoreline along trotline road.
2011 project: Texas native wildflower planting at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park- 60+ lbs of seeds were distributed around drainage areas behind the baseball fields.
The story behind the daffodil project (2003-2010):
To date, we have planted over 57,300 daffodils along Fox Ave, FM407, Edmonds Lane, Memorial Park, and the corner of 121 at Mill Street and half an acre of wildflowers at Railroad Park! We continue to plant thousands of flowers each year, adding to our existing plantings.
The daffodil project was inspired by the "Daffodil Principle" story. Below is a small section of that story.
“Before me lay the most glorious sight. It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it down over the mountain peak and slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns -- great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, saffron, and butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted as a group so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. But who has done this? It's just one woman. On the patio a poster "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking" was the headline. The first answer was a simple one."50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and very little brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958." There it was, “The Daffodil Principle.” One event can have a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun -- one bulb at a time -- to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Still, just planting one bulb at a time, year after year, had forever changed the world in which she lived. She had created something of indescribable, magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration. That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time -- often just one baby-step at a time -- and learning to love the going, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.”
Remember, “When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.” Help us change Lewisville.
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