In December, Resthaven Community Respite Services installed a much-anticipated Vegepod at their respite cottage, Ridgway House, at 36 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park.
The Vegepod was purchased with support from the CCI Purchasing Group, which supports not-for-profits such as Resthaven to save money by buying in bulk.
Community Respite Services Manager, Carole Philp, says, ‘Clients here at Ridgway House have expressed their love of gardening, and staff have also been interested in nurturing fresh produce onsite.’
‘We got in contact with Mark from CCI, and he jumped on board straight away, donating our newest addition to the site.’
The installation, as well as planting the vegetables, will make for a fun activity for clients and staff to enjoy together, COVID-19 permitting.
‘We still have to level the patch where the Vegepod will sit before we add dirt, but we couldn’t resist this photo opportunity with some of our guys on this fabulous, blue sky day we shared in December!’ (pictured).
‘Thank you so much to Mark for this opportunity that we will all enjoy for years to come.’
‘We look forward to growing some fantastic vegetables and herbs!’
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.