Fentress County Senior Citizens Center Garden
The Fentress County Senior Citizens Center Raised Garden Project was began to benefit senior adults by providing fresh vegetables through out the growing season! Our senior adult population is rural and improvished. To have a source of free fresh garden items is a mean of supplementing their food sources. Most of our senior adults live on a low fixed income and any type of food assistance is helpful! We choose to construct a "raised garden" in order for our volunteer's eaiser access. We have provided eaiser access to the fresh produce! This has also been a learning process for our volunteers as to what works in raised bed gardens! Our rain barrells have given us a means of re-cycling rain water! We hope to institute a compost station with monies from this grant and use the monies to further our efforts in our little garden! Gardening has been a way of life for our rural community. Many of our senior participants no longer are physically able to tend a garden...so recieving fresh onions, lettuce, raddish, green peppers, cucumbers, green beans and squash has been a treat! Again, the fresh produce from our garden is free to our senior adult population. Our senior center has an average daily attendance of eighty persons. The opportunity for our agile and mobile volunteers is ever present when it's gardening season!
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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