November 15, 2013
Organizers are close to the funding goal for the Perry Molema Memorial Garden in Chatham.

Molema was a talented landscape designer and Canadian ponding pioneer, and a long-time member of Landscape Ontario. He was president of both the Windsor and Toronto Chapters and Canadian sales director for Aquascape.

He passed away on Dec. 22, 2012 as a result of injuries from a car accident. A number of his closest friends have designed an interactive and integrated garden with a rain exchange system as its focal point

The build will be located in downtown Chatham. The city has stipulated that construction of the project can’t begin until enough funds are collected to purchase rocks, gravel, permeable pavers, plant material, soil, mulch, etc. Most of the materials have been offered at cost and all labour will be donated and Aquascape materials needed for the build will be donated by the company. As well some of the funds collected will help maintain the memorial garden.

The Windsor Chapter has already pledged $5,000 toward the project, and LO’s provincial board has committed another $10,000. As of early November, nearly all the funding has been secured.

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