Linda Haché, master gardener and volunteer with St. Joseph’s Villa and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.
St. Joseph’s Villa partners with local community organizations to find homes for their abundant lot of perennials.
St. Joseph’s Villa is in the midst of renovating their dementia unit’s healing garden, located in the centre core of the 128-bed long-term care home on South Bay Road. The original garden had been home to various perennials over the last 10 years. The garden will be rebuilt this fall to accommodate a new low- maintenance, open concept, senior friendly, wheelchair and walker accessible garden.
Linda Haché, master gardener and volunteer with St. Joseph’s Villa and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, has been coordinating the donations with the Sudbury Horticulture Society and with VETAC, the City of Greater Sudbury’s Re-greening Committee. Students from local community schools attended throughout the week to help remove the plants which found homes at l’École catholique Notre Dame, in Hanmer, l’École publique Helene Gravelle, Carl A. Nesbitt Public School and Ernie Checkeris Public School. These transplanted perennials will contribute to the schools’ green spaces and school yards. Ms. Haché, in conjunction with the Sudbury Horticultural Society, was also able to generously transplant lilies and hostas to their new home in the gardens of Maison Vale Hospice.