Three summers ago, Light of Life began a Garden Therapy Project to give men in our recovery program the opportunity to grow and cultivate their own fruits, vegetables and flowers in an open area next to the Light of Life Rescue Mission on North Avenue.
This allows men in our program to work with their hands and enjoy the fruits of their labor. One man involved with the garden said, "It helps create motivation for me to achieve goals. I like starting with nothing and working to make an improvement." This physical activity represents the positive changes men are working on in their recovery and spiritual lives.
The fruits and vegetables are cultivated and used in the Mission's kitchen.
Top photo: Our garden is growing!
Bottom photo: Greens from the garden were enjoyed at the Mission this week!