GreenThumbs, Healthy Joints

Funded Projects - 2013

  • Aging and Family Services of Mineral County, Inc. (Keyser, WV) made the Frankfort Senior Center grounds more accessible for people who use wheelchairs by placing pavers around its raised garden beds and enhancing the walkway.
  • Berkeley Senior Services (Martinsburg, WV) created raised beds for herbs and vegetables that would be maintained by members of an established day program.
  • Community Resources, Inc. (Parkersburg, WV) developed accessible neighborhood gardens in two lower income areas of Parkersburg, and shared information with the community.
  • Gateway Industries, Inc. (Ronceverte, WV) constructed raised garden beds and started a "Green Team" to share accessible gardening opportunities with the community.
  • Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners Association (Lewisburg, WV) developed a drip irrigation and rain barrel system for raised beds at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds in Fairlea. Their goal was to accommodate people with joint limitations as they watered the Heritage Garden.
  • City of Huntington (Huntington, WV) planned to enhance accessibility in the community gardens at the Barnett Community Center. Its goals were to "provide neighborhood stabilization through outdoor revitalization"; and "shape an innovative space that nurtures all genres, ages, and those with mobility limitations".
  • Marshall County Master Gardeners (Moundsville, WV) constructed accessible flower and vegetable gardens for a low income senior living facility, and encouraged resident participation.
  • Monongalia Home Corporation (Morgantown, WV) created a perennial garden near the Palliative Care Entrance of Sundale Nursing Home.
  • Nicholas Community Action Partnership, Inc. (Summersville, WV) developed accessible gardens that would be maintained by seniors and other volunteers.
  • New Martinsville Rotary Club (New Martinsville, WV) constructed raised garden beds in low income housing areas - promoting volunteerism, education and gardening opportunities for people with physical impairments - so they could share quality nutritional food with participants.
  • Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc. (Marlinton, WV) constructed raised flower beds on the common grounds of the Hillsboro Elementary School and Senior Center. Seniors teamed together with elementary school students as they learned about plants, plant care, and growth.