Green thumbs to lend a hand

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Residential care manager Nicolle Warren in the new courtyard garden.
Camera IconResidential care manager Nicolle Warren in the new courtyard garden. Credit: Victoria Baker Photographer

Baptist Care Moonya is putting the call out for green-thumbed volunteers to help residents with a gardening project.

Residents have started a refurbishment of one of the garden courtyards within the facility and keen gardeners living at the facility have helped plan and work on the revitalisation.

The idea came when resident Frances Ryan realised her friend Jenny Hope had to look at a brown and drying garden thanks to a hot summer.

Residential care manager Nicolle Warren, pictured, said the gardening sessions were a time of sunshine and humour.

“The Moonya gardens are important to us all, and it’s been fantastic to see the care and teamwork that has gone into transforming the outdoor area,” she said.

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“Many of our residents miss the beautiful gardens they created in their family homes and are finding great joy in planting, trimming and nurturing plants and flowers again.” Volunteers can contact Ms Warren on 0407 601 945 or visit baptisitcare.com.au/volunteering.

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