This Thanksgiving, 2021, is the perfect time for me to recall the most rewarding project my fellow Garden Coach, Kim Nagorniuk and I worked on this year. Our sincere thanks go to Dan and Suzanne Karp, owners of Care at Home, for thinking of us to create and deliver our "Lasagna Bucket Gardens" to their residents.
As you can tell from the photos, the residents really enjoyed seeing the plants and to have gardening back in their lives. Kim and I were so moved by this project, that we vowed to continue this work and to work more with seniors, and shut-ins this year. We believe that these folks will benefit by the physical and mental stimulation that gardening provides, and by their adding this hobby to their daily routines, we feel that they will thrive by continuing to have purpose, and direction...something to nurture and something Fun to look forward to each day
Excerpt from : Care at Home | July 29, 2021 Blog:
"What do you get when you mix basil, tomato, and pepper plants with a side of marigolds for color in a bucket? You get a starter kit for making lasagna, otherwise known as a lasagna bucket garden! Care at Home and Jan-YourGardenGURU teamed up to deliver these unique gardens to senior home care recipients throughout New London County. And what a day it was1
Jan Mallett and Kim Nagorniuk from Jan-YourGardenGURU traveled with Care at Home to deliver these self-contained gardens in Norwich, Niantic, and Mystic. “I love the idea that we are helping these folks to not only feed their tummies, but their spending time gardening will also be feeding their soul,” said Jan Mallett, Garden Business Coach for Jan-YourGardenGURU.
“It’s great to see smiles on the faces of people receiving senior home care in our community.” Said Suzanne Karp, Founder of Care at Home. “Even better, they get to enjoy the garden experience with their caregivers which can further develop the bond between them.”
About Jan-YourGardenGuru: Jan-YourGardenGURU is a highly experienced consultant offering garden consultations and coaching to help beginner gardeners or experienced gardeners to create bountiful, beautiful Kitchen Gardens. Jan offers consultation packages that help you to create a garden that will provide your own family’s favorite foods. These personal packages involve full garden design and planting schedule for your entire growing season. Visit Jan-YourGardenGURU.com to learn more.
About Care at Home, LLC: Care at Home, LLC is a trusted expert for non-medical home care services in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Care at Home is in the top 7% of the largest home care agencies in the country and has won national awards for Provider of Choice, Employer of Choice, and Leadership in Excellence with an A+ Rating from the Home Care Standards Bureau. Visit CareAtHomeNow.com to learn more.
For more information about this great team of Caregivers :
Care at Home, LLC
240 Williams St New London,
**Our special thanks to photographer and blog master: Robert Niedojadlo for your great work!!**www.Jan-YourGardenGURU.com