At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, the largest fund raiser is the spring “Service Auction” in which members offer to provide services, such as swim lessons, theme dinners, wine tasting, child care, aerial tour of Loudoun in private plane, apartment in London, or anything that they have skills in and would like to share. Then, at the dinner, the services are auctioned off and proceeds go to the church.
This year Natalie Pien offered a Monarch Waystation Garden and the Woodling family won the garden. Plants came from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Abernethy and Spencer. Natalie planted the garden the second week in June.
As a child, Terry, the husband, used to collect Monarch chrysalides and watch the metamorphosis. So, he was really excited about the garden because he wanted to share the experience with his own 2 year old twin boys.
The garden is doing well.