Silverado Garden Club harvests joyful fruit, stimulates minds
Peoria Times - June 17, 2016 - "Evoking happy memories from the soil, a unique gardening program created by horticultural therapist and Master Gardener Catherine Schoonmaker helps seniors cultivate pleasant old times and new experiences. Known as the “garden lady” by residents at Silverado Peoria Memory Care Community, Schoonmaker shares her expertise and passion to bring a sense of achievement, social interaction and fun from seed to table...
Each week club members gather with Schoonmaker to tend their four raised-bed gardens at the center of the community. Watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, beets, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, rosemary, lavender, sunflowers, snap dragon and marigold are just some of the crops..."
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