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The residents at John Evans have been busy this spring and summer, working on their new raised vegetable garden.

Several residents took a morning shopping trip to pick out the right plants that would fit in our new container. We planted patio tomatoes and green peppers. Those same residents volunteered to care for their new garden.

Each evening after dinner, they go out to the patio to water the plants and check to see if there is any bounty.  Earlier this week, they were thrilled to find we had a few cherry tomatoes ready to pick.

“This gives the residents purpose and helps them continue to do the things they enjoyed when they were in their former homes,” said Beth Squires, the resident services coordinator at John Evans. “The raised garden makes it easy to reach and tend to the garden without the risk of falling.”

Wish us luck in our new endeavor!