Chartered in September 2020 as a cause-based club with an environmental focus, the Rotary Club of Garden City (Georgetown) has created a garden at the Cheshire Home, a residence for about 30 adults and children with disabilities in the village of Unity. About two dozen members of the club spent several months making plans, clearing land, digging drains, and overseeing construction of the garden, which includes a wheelchair-accessible shade house designed to protect tomatoes, herbs, and leafy vegetables from the tropical sun. The $7,000 project was funded through a $5,000 grant from District 7030 and a takeout-meal fundraiser. The garden will eventually reduce the residence’s food bill while helping the people who live there to gain agricultural skills, says club member Elizabeth Cox.
Article Written by Brad Webber
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