Every Saturday morning, our green thumb volunteers gather to tend the Katharine Hepburn Garden. Not all possess a knowledge of plants, but all love the garden and the serenity it brings. Allan at age 90, works circles around us picking up fallen limbs and trash while serving as handyman and engineer. Millie sweeps the stepping stones and polishes the Katharine Hepburn plaques until they gleam. Kim adores plants, but she’s equally adept at drawing a sign to welcome vistiors to the “best kept secret garden.” Bob, an architect, executes a diagram for the new stone work and dives in to plant caladiums. Shivani stays busy sweeping, deadheading and transplanting. Betty drops by and spray-paints a few fence poles. Dannielle, who meditates in the garden, is so happy to have the discovered the group, she’s willing to give anything a try: “Just tell me what to do.” If you would like to join the garden volunteers, just show up before noon on any Saturday. Gardening is healthy and the Katharine Hepburn garden is a really cool place.
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