Board of DD assists local in making ‘pallet garden’


On Feb. 1, 2017, after living many years in nursing homes and most recently at Columbus Developmental Center, Mary Lou’s goal of finding her “forever home” in Washington Court House came to be.

One of the reasons Mary Lou was so interested in moving to this quiet little community was to be able to sit on her back porch, drink coffee and listen to the roosters crow. Mary Lou also wanted to plant flowers in front of her house and have a garden in her back yard where she could grow tomatoes, cucumbers and cantaloupe. Knowing a garden would be a lot of work and plowing up the back yard would probably not be appreciated by the landlord; it was agreed Mary Lou would have a pallet garden.

Mary Lou’s SSA Cathie Rippeth, her Fayette Progressive Industries staff member Jeni Harris, and her Frontier Community Services House Manager Tavia Kettles teamed up to obtain the needed materials for Mary Lou’s garden. Mary Lou is very proud of the cucumbers and tomatoes she grew this summer.

For more information about any of the programs or services provided by Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities, please call 740-335-7453 or visit www.fayettedd.com

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Mary Lou with some of the fresh produce she grew over the summer in her pallet garden.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/09/web1_ML-Cherry-tomatoes.jpgMary Lou with some of the fresh produce she grew over the summer in her pallet garden.

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