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Long-term residents go green in the solarium


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Long-term care residents Ray O. and Tom C. prep a planter together in the PMC solarium. The LTC residents are interested in forming a gardening club and are looking for local green thumbs to help out.

Petersburg Medical Center long-term care residents last month expressed an interest in increasing gardening opportunities, and possibly forming a gardening club.

PMC activities coordinator Janna Machalek said residents have two tables in the solarium dedicated to gardening and several planters full of dirt.

"The residents have planted kale, peppers, tomatoes, and radishes so far," Machalek said. "They have transplanted some mint and basil starts. Residents who are interested keep an eye on the plants and water them with assistance from activities staff as needed. We had our first starts com...

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