Summer gardening begins

Residents take turns with the watering and weeding.

Greenwood Lodge residents are waiting for their fresh vegetables.

For the last several years the residents of the facility for people with developmental disabilities have tended a garden and produced all kinds of vegetables. A few weeks ago, the beds were cleaned out and prepared for this year’s crop of peppers, lettuce, green beans, white onions, tomatoes, cantaloupes and strawberries.

Gardening also serves as therapy for the clients, allowing them to feel a sense of accomplishment.

The garden serves as therapy for many of the residents. They learn new skills and have a chance to produce something with little help.

Throughout the summer, residents will take turns watering and weeding the beds. And then they will have a chance to harvest and enjoy all of their hard work!

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