A fantastic urban gardening/farming program is set to launch at Children’s Hospital. Home Depot and WNY Heroes have joined together to create an urban garden program called Seeds of Hope, which will establish garden beds that can be tended by Stone’s Buddies children – young patients with chronic illnesses. The program will incorporate special handicap accessible planting tables so that wheelchairs can maneuver around the garden. Seed of Hope will allow patients to interact with many facets of the garden, which will help them to understand the importance of healthy eating through by cultivating an urban parcel of land. The act of gardening is also very therapeutic for the children and their families.
Stone’s Buddies “Seeds of Hope” Program is kicking off this week on Friday, June 17 at 5pm at the current Children’s Hospital – brick patio located on the South side of the Bryant Street. The program will be initiated at the current hospital site, before being transitioned once the Oishei Children’s Hospital on Main Street is open and fully functioning.
In preparation for the big event, Stone’s Buddies children have already cultivated seeds (now sprouts) that will be planted at the ceremony.
WHO: Stone’s Buddies Members and Home Depot Volunteers
WHAT: Kick off of “Seeds of Hope Program” – An urban garden program to be carried to the Oishei Children’s Hospital.
WHEN: June 17, 2106 | 5 pm
WHERE: 239 Bryant Street