Getting one’s hands dirty in the garden is an easy and effective way to help maintain both physical and emotional well-being. Additionally, when done in a community setting, it helps promote a greater sense of purpose and belonging among participants. Since gardening is highly therapeutic, we have transformed the St. John’s bridge into a productive and aesthetically pleasing container garden area.
The Health and Wellness committee wants to encourage its staff members to bring in a window-box planter. The committee will provide soil and space. Staff members are then asked to plant and maintain Spring vegetables, flowers, and/or herbs. The committee hopes that after a trial run this Spring, staff members will want to continue the activity next year, beginning in the Fall with plans to maintain seasonal plants for the entire year.