296 Ontario Street North, Milton
Deborah’s Home is a residence for five adults with physical disabilities requiring 24 hour personal and homemaker support.
The Manager-In-Charge, Mr. Hugh Stewart, eagerly sought help to build gardens around the home. The wish was to bring a touch of nature – its beauty and state of tranquility for the residents, all in wheelchairs, right where they live.
That was date back in 2005. His criteria, simple – let’s get some enthusiastic garden experts who know what plants do well locally and can volunteer to the job. The Society answered the call.
Led by John Woods, then President and his team, an ambitious project began. Bits by bits, years after years of endeavor, the front and the back garden took shape.
Now there are gardens of four seasons all around the Home, together with a huge raised bed on the side, which is dedicated to planting of tomatoes, peppers, bean, garlic, cucumber and herbs.
Whenever weather permits, residents will have the privilege to check out their loving green space where flowers and veggies flourish. Harvesting time was always fun.
Volunteers from the Society are honored for their dedicated effort for the design and maintenance of this wonderful haven.