Clara Williams, who has worked at Boxerwood since 2009, has left us to pursue a career in non-profit work and art. She is already sorely missed and will be remembered in the community for her cheerful smile, work in the garden, and willingness to help others.
Boxerwood has been most fortunate to once again find an outstanding individual to join our family to help keep our educational programs and woodland garden growing. Ben Eland has joined the Boxerwood Staff as our new Garden Worker. Ben has volunteered for several years in the Boxerwood education curriculum helping with formal school sessions during the day and after school programs through our partners at the Rockbridge Y.
Ben has decided to increase his involvement with Boxerwood by offering his environmental ethic, knowledge, and skills to keep us on track to meeting our Mission of influencing positive stewards of the Earth. His past experience in operating construction equipment has already shown him to be our best tractor operator following an orientation with Clara. He also has a background in carpentry and landscaping that will be of great benefit to our facilities and grounds.
Ben will also continue to support the Boxerwood Education Programming by assisting with teaching one day a week.
If you get a chance, stop by and welcome Ben to Boxerwood.