On a rainy Saturday, October 14, Judy Ripley and Leo Guen transformed Maggie’s lawn — at the northeast corner of the parking lot in front of the ADA ramp — into Maggie’s garden. Judy started the transformation process by putting a layer of newspapers atop the lawn to inhibit future grass growth. Then she spread mulch that Leo moved from the nearby Phoenixville Compost Center on Second Avenue.
As the rain intensified throughout the morning, the mulch got muddier and the grassy spots around Maggie the southern magnolia and her hydrangea and hellebore sisters got smaller. Looking at the Maggie’s lawn before and Maggie’s garden after is like night and day.