Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has officially sprung at Centerbrook. Our mill compound here is capped with a rooftop garden where we gather for cookouts and camraderie when weather permits. We’re treated to expansive views of the Falls River and our dam and spillway, and shaded by a cedar trellis topped with wisteria. Its fragrant blossoms called our architect-gardeners to action, who at lunch today filled teak planters with flowers and herbs procured by Matt Montana from nearby Acer Gardens. Each contains the same varieties, blended together in a pleasing composition that complements our green roof of sedum. Up next, a moss garden at the base of the wisteria’s twined stem, which will be watered with air handler condensate. Waste not, want not.

Kudos and thanks to architect-gardeners Matt Montana, Jim Childress, Ted Tolis, Anna Shakun, Mark Herter, David O’Connor, and Pete Cornell. Photos by Derek Hayn

Chris Hill
Chris is Centerbrook’s Director of Business Development. A 1994 graduate of Gettysburg College, he spent six years in Washington, DC as an aide to U. S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and as deputy director of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation for America’s Heritage Abroad. He returned to his native Connecticut in 2001, serving for two years as a development officer at The Nature Conservancy before joining Centerbrook.
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Chris is Centerbrook’s Director of Business Development. A 1994 graduate of Gettysburg College, he spent six years in Washington, DC as an aide to U. S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and as deputy director of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation for America’s Heritage Abroad. He returned to his native Connecticut in 2001, serving for two years as a development officer at The Nature Conservancy before joining Centerbrook.