Paxton House in Borrowash, Derby, have been working hard in their spacious garden and greenhouse over the past week to grow their own vegetables for home cooking.
Gareth Statham and support workers Stacey Griffiths and Hannah Gormley, have re-e used planters from last year and purchased new vegetable seed packets.
Support Worker Hannah explains; “Gareth has planted seeds to grow cabbages, cauliflowers, cucumber, tomatoes and chilis. Gareth moved all the pots into the greenhouse and ensured they were well watered. We also now have a selection of vegetables growing in the greenhouse which when grown can be used in cooking.”
The people supported at the Registered Residential Care Home, which supported up to 8 adults with a learning disability, autism and complex needs, are taking responsibility to watch the vegetables thrive.
Hannah adds: “People we support are responsible for checking the plants and ensure they are watered when needed. As the plants grow the people we support will also be responsible for re potting, pruning and taking care of the plants.”
Photos showing Gareth Statham and support worker Stacey Griffiths working in the garden