Truman Custer, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 349, is pictured above with his completed Eagle Scout project.
The new garden is sited at the Walter Mess Plaza, which was dedicated earlier this year next to the American Legion and the W&OD Trail on N. Oak Street. Falls Church resident Roger Neighborgall, who also organized the Walter Mess Plaza dedication, served as Truman’s project sponsor. Fellow Scouts and parents from Troop 349 helped Truman complete the project, with Truman coordinating payment of the lumber, mulch and plants by the Friends of the W&OD Trail. Truman also worked with Keith Tomlinson of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to select native plants and plan the garden. (Photo: Julie Custer)