Mom, who is 90 years-old, has been hearing about the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens for months now with telephone updates on the progress of the crops, the butterfly garden, the sunflowers and the activities. This week she came to see for herself.
Here she is harvesting basil for Franklin Community Center’s food pantry. She was a happy camper enjoying being outdoors, moving the chair a little at a time to work around the trough, and meeting the gardeners who came by.
She kept saying how peaceful she felt. “It’s a healing sanctuary,” she said. “I don’t want to leave.”
And when we dropped the basil off at FCC she said how happy it made her feel to be part of the sharing.
It was a sweet morning in the gardens.