It feels as though springtime is dragging her feet this year. There were snowflakes in the air again today! Yesterday, Michelle (Vermont Community Garden Network), Kris (St. Joseph’s Home), Theresa (our HANDS intern), and I met outside in the chill to plan this year’s “HANDS in the Dirt” garden program there—it’s a new site and we’re thrilled to get some seniors outside growing veggies and herbs.
Bibens Ace Hardware added to our excitement when they donated some garden tools for St. Joseph’s. Thank you, David!
We’re finalizing this summer’s garden programs at senior housing and long-term nursing centers and we’ll be announcing those soon. We’ll have a nice mix of locations that participated last year and some new gardens.
We had our 6th Annual “A Show of HANDS” fundraiser last week and raised $8,000. Thanks to everyone who donated artwork, made a bid, or donated…money raised will go directly toward our gardening programs.