Thursday, May 05, 2011

Volunteers Needed to Help Build New Therapeutic Garden at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center

The excitement is "growing" and so is the long-awaited building of the new therapeutic garden at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center located at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. With help from the Fayette County Master Gardeners the 500 plants that were started from seeds, thanks to greenhouse space on loan from the University of Georgia, are ready for planting. Grading has been completed as well as the concrete main pathway and platform where the greenhouse and storage shed will stand.

The space is designed to be functional, tranquil, and aesthetically pleasing to enrich the physical, social, mental, and spiritual health of those whose visit. The garden will also provide a means of exercise through activities such as planting, weeding, and harvesting. Produce and herbs will be enjoyed by those who use the garden and will also benefit the Ultimate CafĂ© at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center as well as the organization’s Meals On Wheels program. Fundraising for the garden has been ongoing and will continue throughout the year.

Volunteers are needed from May 16-24 to help prepare the soil, plant, build raised beds, and prepare pathways. The opportunity is open to individuals, civic groups, scout troops, churches, and businesses. Please call 770-461-0813 if you are interested in volunteering. Any amount of time and help is appreciated. For more information about Fayette Senior Services visit

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