Rotary International and Rutgers Launch Enabling Gardens Initiative
In celebration of National Horticultural Therapy Week (March 18-24, 2012), Rotary International District 7510 and Rutgers University joined forces and resources to launch an enabling garden initiative in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties. The launch was major step on the road to realizing the dream held by Laura DePrado, Rotary International member and co-coordinator of the joint Rotary-Rutgers project.
Enabling gardens promote the benefits of working with plants to all, irrespective of age, physical, mental, emotional, social, or other limitations. The "Rotary-Rutgers: Growing Lives One Seed at a Time" project is a Central New Jersey initiative in which five pilot sites across the counties have been chosen to host and implement enabling garden spaces.