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Elder Care grows new community garden to feed senior citizens

Elder Care grows new community garden to feed senior citizens
Elder Care grows new community garden to feed senior citizens
Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 17:10:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Elder Care cut the ribbon to its new community garden on Friday.

After months of tending to the community garden, Elder Care cut the ribbon, showing off the green thumbs in the community.

"Actually, it's real fun. I do it as a hobby. I try to help mostly. My main goal is the seniors," said volunteer Calvin Rouis.

Gardening and working with seniors is something Rouis has done his whole life.

"My grandma helped raised me. I like helping people. I get that from her," said Rouis.

By tending to the new community garden, he'll be helping many more seniors in Tallahassee.

"Luckily, we had this little plot of land that was perfect to build some little garden beds on, and the clients really seem to like it," said Josie Fleiger with Elder Care. "We deliver our produce output to our meal on wheels clients and our food pantry clients."

Anyone wanting to dig in is welcome to come out to the main location on West Tennessee Street and get involved.

Rouis says this garden is improving the quality of the food pantry and meals on wheels food.

"It's organic. And I'm tending to it. I'm not pushing it or rushing it. It's not under a lot of stress," said Rouis.

He says his next goal is introduce more superfoods to the garden, like kale, ginger, and turmeric.