The residents at all four Kane Regional Centers are now reaping the benefits of the hard work they put in during the spring and summer months. Each of the centers offered their residents an opportunity to plant, nurture and harvest their own vegetables this summer. There were four bumper crops and now is the best part, eating!
“Gardening has been a lifelong passion for some of our residents and it can be a type of therapy for them during their stay,” said Sarah Frank, Social Work Supervisor at Kane Ross. “One of our goals is to make our center as home like as possible and the gardens sure help.”
The facilities at Kane Ross and Kane Scott owe the Home Depot Foundation a debt of gratitude. In June of this year, they donated $900 worth of supplies plus the manpower and know-how to construct wheelchair-accessible gardens at both centers. “The addition of these gardens allowed more of our residents to participate,” said Marci Donovan, Recreational Therapy Supervisor at Kane Scott. “It was fun to hear the residents discuss what they grew in their gardens at home.”
Thanks to all the gardeners who helped with the crop of 2012. Plans are already underway to maximize the yield and the good times in 2013.
For more information, contact Bill LaLonde, Community Outreach Representative at 412.422.6773.