Native Plant Garden

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Audubon At Home Grant

We announced last year that Crossroads was awarded a grant from the Audubon at Home Plants for Birds Burke Grant program! Crossroads was one of six faith communities in Northern Virginia that were awarded $1,250 for native plants to create a demonstration garden. The goal of the Burke Grant program is to support network Plants for Birds activities that will increase the visibility, reach and impact of Audubon’s Plants for Birds programming across the country. With this grant, Crossroads converted the existing beds in front of Entrance 1 into native plant beds. These native plant gardens will be used to educate everyone who visits Crossroads on the importance of native plant gardens throughout our communities. Jesus taught us to be good stewards of the whole Earth and Crossroads is committed to showing the way!

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy MacKrell. Learn more about the Burke Grant program or Virginia native plants. You may also be interested in reading the United Methodists Principles on the natural world.

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Kathy Mackrell


I grew up in Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Animal Science.  I have been married to my husband Bill for 32 years. We have two grown daughters Allison & Christine. Both attended HOPE Preschool. Our family started attending Crossroads 20 years ago, the same year I started working here. My family and I are avid Washington Capitals fans and attend games whenever possible.

Something I am trying to get better at:Being in the moment and enjoying what is going on around me as it is happening.

A song I know by heart:I know most songs by the Avett Brothers by heart and would love to hang out with them and their families for one day or more if they will have me!

My favorite Bible verse:Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Phone:(703) 729-5100 Ext 136