Waterloo, NY- Residents of Huntington Living Center in Waterloo completed their Mobile Therapeutic Gardens project that was funded with a generous donation by Seneca Meadows, Inc.
Mark Benjamin, Community Relations director for Seneca Meadows, Inc., pictured with residents of Huntington Living Center and the mobile gardens that were created.
The project entailed adding raised, mobile gardens that are wheelchair accessible for indoor and outdoor use. The residents planted natural herbs, vegetables and flowers in the gardens. The gardens are moved from unit to unit at the Huntington to allow those with lifelong interest in gardening to enjoy this activity. Melanie Jarvis of Healing with Nature’s Gifts, located in Lodi, NY, was the consultant on the project and devised the plan and materials - from the mobile garden units to all supplies needed to create them.
Four Mobile Gardens with vegetables, herbs and flowers.
“We were very excited to bring the beautiful gardens inside for the residents to enjoy,” said Debbie Lockett, assistant administrator and director of Activities at Huntington Living Center. “Our residents were very excited to participate in the gardening process from planting to harvest. We celebrated by cooking the various vegetables that were planted including making Fried Green Tomatoes.”