One of the great annual traditions at Megan’s House is the planting of a backyard garden. And while the area bears plenty of fruit every year, this season’s plentiful bounty is the most impressive yet.
Built in the Spring of 2016, the garden includes a number of planting boxes, walkways, a bench and a tool shed. In the middle stands a statue in honor of Erin Miller, who tragically lost her battle with addiction and the young woman whom Erin’s House is named after.
The residents who call Megan’s House home take great pride in the growing process, from preparing the soil and planting the seeds to harvesting the produce and preparing meals with it.
Among this year’s crops; four different types of tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, bell peppers, hot peppers, lettuce and strawberries. In addition, her boxes are growing to help spice up the meals.
The best part; research indicates that the process of growing a garden is extremely therapeutic and an effective tool in assisting with recovery.
Click on the video link below to see the fruits of our residents’ labor!