Posted by Bill Selzer on Oct 24, 2023
As the 2023 growing season is coming to a close, the Wellpoint Team is already planning for 2024.
This past year, Welpoint Care Network officially opened its Community Garden for the summer. The vision is to transform our campus into a vibrant neighborhood anchor where children and families can thrive. The addition of the community garden space is another way we can “plant seeds” to grow together in connection and care.
“Gardening offers fresh food, beautiful flowers and an energy that builds a strong community and thriving citizens” says Ann Leinfelder Grove, President and CEO.
The goal is to create a space where everyone in the neighborhood has a chance to learn, grow and “experience these triumphs along side us”. Providing...
mindfulness sessions through yoga and regulation, teaching healthy growing, cooking classes, and convenient community potlucks, are just a few ideas for a welcoming gathering place for all.
“Gardening teaches responsibility, patience, and can help relieve stress and increase wellness through movement and exercise. It creates the opportunity to slow down, be one with nature and connect with others.” Another positive outcome of a community garden is giving neighbors access to healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.
Looking towards 2024, the team is excited and planning to expand community involvement, offer accessibility beds for wheelchair and walker easy access, along with flower and herb gardens.
Elmbrook Rotary, thank you for your past support of the gardening and other project.