"But where do the greens come from? And how do they get to the fire hall? It all begins with the generous Rappahannock residents who open their yards, woods and fields to the women who collect the greens. These community members have been so important to the garden club over the years, providing the freshest, most fragrant and perfect materials at no cost to the club, increasing the amount given in scholarships. From the smallest garden on U.S. 211, to the widest field outside Flint Hill, all yield their treasures for the undertaking.
Whether it is on a windy ridge near Castleton, or in the woods up the hill off Viewtown Road, club members, armed with clippers and big plastic bags, are ready to cut and bag in all kinds of weather and conditions. Flying snowflakes, freezing rain and soggy ground are very familiar to these hardy folks, whose only goal is to fulfill the quotas given them by the greens cutting chair, who for the past few years has been Aleta Gadino."