Print Greenhouse vision comes to fruition
Written by Jeff Wood   
Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:00

Organic vegetables, fresh herbs, seniors working alongside children — these were part of Verde Valley Senior Center Executive Director Elaine Bremner’s vision.

Members of the Verde Valley Leadership Class V along with representatives of the Verde Valley Senior Center and Verde Valley Medical Center present a check for $7,100 on Friday, March 16, slated for the purchase of a greenhouse for the senior center, which Class V members will build and senior center patrons will be able to use. The greenhouse will be 350 square feet and wheelchair accessible.Thanks to Verde Valley Leadership and a donation from Verde Valley Medical Center, Bremner’s vision will soon become reality, with the construction of a greenhouse on the senior center’s property.

The structure will help the senior center reach its goals of “keeping [seniors] healthy, active and interested,” Bremner said.

Bremner said the building of nearly 350 square feet will provide nutritious, organic produce for local seniors, primarily through the center’s Meals-on-Wheels program, which delivers cooked meals.

For the full story, pick up a copy of the Wednesday, March 21, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.