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Spring Blooms at Nursing Homes

About 100 volunteers from Home Depot will build eight raised gardens at senior living centers and nursing homes in Allegheny, Butler and Washington counties to give residents in wheelchairs and walkers the opportunity to plant flower and vegetable gardens as they may have done at home.
According to a recent story in the Beaver County Times, last year Mike Durham, a Penn State master gardener coordinated the plot layout for the Senior Gardens on county-owned land in Brighton Township and hoped the design would be used in nursing facilities.
Durham’s original design will be adapted to accommodate each site and a $7,000 grant from Home Depot’s Team Depot program will cover the cost of materials. Several companies have also agreed to donate soil and plants.