Cooke’s in the Community
Masonic Amphitheatre Project / design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech
Cooke’s is honored to have been chosen to assist a talented team of builders with this innovative revitalization project in Clifton Forge, VA:
The project consists of the complete redevelopment of a post-industrial brownfield into a public park and performance space. The idea driving the design is that the built elements are sculptural forms emerging out of the landscape of the park. The park is a series of extruded lawns and carved paths that knit the surrounding urban fabric into the site’s circulation. The built elements include a stage with acoustic shell, a backstage with loading dock, green room and wings, a seating area, and a sound and lighting control booth.
The ground plane is peeled up from the stage to create its shell. Steam-bent white oak walls curve to define secluded pockets offstage and intermediary zones of varying intimacy, allowing performers to slip in and out of audience view. The interior walls and ceiling of the shell are sculpted to naturally project acoustics toward the audience.
Learn more about the project.
Summer is here
Come to our ‘Miniature Garden and Fairy Workshop’ this Saturday July 12th at 10am. Get tips and ideas at this fun class. RSVP via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 757-220-0099.
Every Thursday 9am-1pm Come out to The Market. Local vendors have fresh local produce, honey, eggs, and much more.
Sidewalk Sale July 25,26, and 27th. Select furniture, grills, plants, lawncare products, and statuary on sale.
In our Landscaping Department, 10 % off any new landscape/hardscape contract signed by August 15, 2014. (Work to be completed in the Fall)
With Summer heat and humidity here, brown patch and dollar spot disease may be a problem in your tall fescue lawn. If you see small brown patches in your grass that seem to enlarge overnight, then it is most likely one of these diseases. It is very important that you treat your lawn ASAP since these diseases can devestate your whole lawn. Come to the Garden Center and talk to our knowledgeable staff to help your lawn stay healthy and green.