Tarus has always wanted a vegetable garden of his own and to make friends with others who love gardening. However living in a large SDA , Tarus is unable to have his own veggie garden at home.
Izabel, Tarus’ occupational therapist, supported him to find a local community garden with raised garden beds, which was close enough for him to travel to using public transport.
With a touch of Everyday Magic, we were able to cover the costs of the annual membership to get Tarus started at the community garden.
The community garden provides a wonderful opportunity for Tarus to further develop his horticultural skills in a supportive environment, access fresh fruit and vegetables and socialise with new people who share his interests. He is surrounded by some lovely people who are excited to share their expertise with him.
While Tarus has only recently started at the community garden, his love of horticulture and enthusiasm for gardening is evident. He has already prepared his garden beds with fertiliser and has planted tomatoes, zucchini, capsicum and a range of herbs, with more in the planning.
Tarus’ therapy support will now focus on making sure that he has the right supports in place to get the most of his time there.
We are really pleased to see Tarus enjoying his time at the community garden and look forward to an update on how his zucchinis and tomatoes are growing.
The Everyday Magic program is our social initiative which enables a therapist to purchase items that can positively impact a person’s life.
Thanks Tarus for sharing your story.