Ray Blanchard

We praise the big milestones our gardens go through, and the individuals who helps make them happen! This series of posts is to give shout outs to the unsung heroes that make those milestones happen. JFK said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” And these people not only try, they do – remarkably and repeatedly – make a difference in ways big and small.

Through October 15, we are celebrating the individuals who make your garden a success and make Peterson Garden Project work. Each week, we’ll tell the story of one of our amazing volunteers. And, as a small thank you, they will be able to pick out a pair of wonderful Wells-Lamont gloves from Matty K’s – our local hardware store.

This week we would like to recognize Ray Blanchard! Ray is on the Grow2Give watering team at the Swedish Covenant Hospital garden, spent many hours helping to build our exhibit at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, donated his delicious artisan bread for the bake sale, and much more. He does it all just for the sake of volunteering and supporting the project- he doesn’t even garden with us! Ray, stop in to Matty K’s for a well-deserved pair of free gloves for being so awesome!