East Pavilion plants garden

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Carol Lowe stands in the garden planted by East Pavilion nursing home residents. -- Hattie Francis | Tidewater News


FRANKLIN—Residents at East Pavilion have planted a garden filled with tomatoes, peppers, squash and more.

“When we started off, we planted plants, but then we went back and did some seeds too,” said Katie Cobb, activity director for the Franklin nursing home.

“Okra, cucumbers, butterbeans, snaps, sunflower seeds, a little of everything,” said resident Carol Lowe as she helped Cobb complete the list.

Lowe picks produce every morning; her favorites include cucumbers, squash and tomatoes.

“I can’t wait for a tomato sandwich,” Lowe said.

The East Pavilion garden is also home to a scarecrow.

“The birds were trying to get at my tomatoes,” Lowe said.

Residents got busy with the garden after Cobb showed them zinnias that help decorate East Pavilion.

“I think it was along in May when we started,” Lowe said