Behind the Fence

Monday, December 17, 2012

Intergenerational Gardening

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting and working with the Floral Design Class from Lone Oak High School's horticulture department. About 25 students brought 25 poinsettias, which they grew in their greenhouse, to the Superior Blooms Garden Club. If you will recall, Superior Blooms is the garden club at Superior Care Nursing Home.
The students helped the residents decorate the pots (and in some cases the plant) and also assisted in making pinecone bird feeders.


I was impressed, not only with the exemplary plants they grew but also the way the students interacted with the residents; very poised, caring and engaging. I am looking forward to future projects involving the young and elderly as they learn from one another. Thank you Mrs. Keri Green and Ms. Brittany Fortner for sharing your students with our elderly citizens.

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