From left: K. Macken Landscaping Employees Eliseo Cismeros, Juan Arocho and owner Kevin Macken with Grover Cleveland Middle School seventh grade teacher and environmental club advisor Jane Kinkle
“I invited former GCMS students who are now local landscapers
to help reorganize our butterfly garden,” said Kinkle.
“Kevin Macken responded and several employees
came to the school to check out the garden situation.”
“I wanted to do this because I believe
giving back to the community is the right thing to do.
I remember working in that garden years ago when I was a student,
and seeing how it has transformed over the years.”
The garden is now ready for current and future environmentalists to leave their mark, planting new perennials and butterfly-friendly plants.
Donations of perennials or other butterfly-friendly plants are welcome. To donate perennials or other appropriate garden plants, please send an e-mail.
“I was hoping that the landscapers would provide advice and
volunteer to help us reduce the overgrowth,” added Kinkle.
“But, K. Macken Landscaping went above and beyond
what we hoped that they would or could do.
Now, we can bring the garden back to its former glory.”
K. Macken Landscaping
20 Lee Dr
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Grover Cleveland Middle School
Principal: James Brown
36 Academy Road
Caldwell, NJ 07006