The Houston Health Department staff had a blast collaborating with St. Luke’s Health for a garden revitalization day at Magnolia Multi-Service Center.
Volunteers and staff helped clean out and rebuild the garden beds and planted vegetable seedlings at Magnolia. There were approximately 10 volunteers, including HHD staff and local seniors who frequently visit Magnolia Gardens MSC that participated in cleaning and rebuilding of four garden beds.
The garden will provide a gardening and socializing opportunity to the seniors that attend Magnolia MSC, as well as the local community residents. Famer Joe brought out premium soil and all the volunteers worked very hard to make this garden look wonderful.
"St. Luke's Hello human kindness movement supports our belief that humanity and kindness are at the heart of healing, and we were pleased to bring it to life through volunteerism at a community garden," said Doug Lawson, Ph.D., CEO of St. Luke's Health.
“We believe strongly that everyone has the right to good health and the health department's many community gardens across Houston to help eliminate food deserts and provide access to fresh produce. We look forward to continued collaboration with the City of Houston and its health department."
The garden will provide a gardening and socializing opportunity to the seniors that attend Magnolia MSC as well as the local community residents. Famer Joe brought out premium soil and all the volunteers worked very hard to make this garden look wonderful.
World Kindness Day is an international observance day often celebrated on Nov. 13 where people and organizations practice acts of kindness.