Gardeners welcome Home Depot assistancePosted May 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Filed Under: BCA News, Front Page, Village Mill
By Lynda Raines
During the first week in April, Brandermill residents who enjoy tending their garden plots in Heritage Farms on Old Hundred Road were delighted to receive professional assistance from The Home Depot associates, who brought along a fleet of rototillers.
Rob Woods, store manager of The Home Depot in Chattanooga Plaza on Hull Street Road, is pleased his staff members were able to lend a hand to help Brandermill gardeners get their spring gardening season off to a good start. “We make a concerted effort to give back to the community,” Woods says.
Once the rototillers were unloaded, several gardeners watched as the soil in their plots morphed from dull winter brown to a dark and rich spring color.
Troy Hinote, supervisor of The Home Depot Pro Desk, says he enjoyed operating the rototiller on the 30 plots he tilled at Heritage Farms. “It was a great experience,” Hinote says. “Everyone was very appreciative.”
Woods and Hinote agree that giving back to the community is a win-win situation for all. “Brandermill residents shop in our store, and we wouldn’t be here without them,” Hinote says.
Other associates from The Home Depot who participated in the event were: Dan Thurman, Darrell Taylor, Rich Nayduch, Robyn Deane, Stuart Staples, Corey Cotten, and Levi Richner.