Put Your Passion for Gardening to Work!
Support low income elderly who would like support taking care of their yard.

Have an itch to connect with the earth, outdoors, working with plants, trees, and flowers? while allowing seniors to live independently?
This is a volunteer group that provides gardening & yardwork for low-income elderly when they are unable (lack of mobility, recovery, etc).

Goals:

  • Support seniors living independently.
  • Let people know they are a valued part of the community.
  • People (any age) connecting with the earth, nature, and being outdoors, getting in action and moving their bodies!
  • People coming together and connecting with each other.

Ways you can contribute are:

  • Join/attend an upcoming gardening event/meetup.
  • Help organize, be a leader or co-leader.
  • Contact organizations (churches, hospitals, community groups) who may know of low-income seniors looking for temporary help with their yards.
  • Help spread the word (talk to friends, email, facebook, etc) .
  • Teaching/sharing your gardening experience.
  • Whatever you can think of!

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Initially the plan was to provide support for short term interruptions such as when a senior is recuperating from an illness, etc, but if there is a need and there are enough volunteers then on-going support can be an option.

This group is specifically intended for low-income seniors who do not have the financial resources to hire a gardener and don't have family or other ways to receive help caring for their yard.  This group is not a replacement for professional gardeners if the senior can afford them.

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