This spring, Participants and staff planted a vegetable garden for the group homes to utilize. The garden was planted as a memorial to Participant Jimmy Klier who passed away on December 1, 2012.
According to Residential Manager Michael Sasso, “The main reason for the garden is to provide active treatment for the Participants who are interested.”
Once grown, the vegetables are used in the houses for the various meals they create together. Participant Ann Fuller was one of the people involved in the concept of this garden.
“I wanted to be able to plant a garden,” Fuller said.
She is most excited to be able to eat the lettuce once it is grown.
The garden consists of: Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Cherry and Grape Tomatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Collard Greens, Green Beans, Lettuce and Herbs.