La Paz: Garden of Hope

This year at La Paz, you can see watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, and herbs flourishing in the garden.  Under the supervision of Lenivie Harris, George Cherry, and Dacharee Briggs, dedicated residents have been tending to their plot with extra care.

The residents describe this project as “fun, interesting, relaxing, and good exercise.” Gloria expresses, “There’s nothing better than seeing everything grow, because it gives you joy and pleasure.” Jerry says, “It makes you work up a sweat, but I don’t mind because it makes you feel good.” Lamarre believes gardening is “excellent exercise to soften up the stiff body.” Linda likes “spending time outdoors because it reminds me of being a nursery girl.”

Year after year, the gardening project continues to bring hope, pleasure, and fulfillment to the lives of our residents.