Since 2014, Perry Wellness Center has been participating in a community agriculture project, thanks to the generosity of Agrium, Inc. The company funded a Growing Together/Feeding the World grant in April of that year, and funding was used to establish raised garden beds in which peers grow a variety of vegetables. Agrium also provided technical assistance in gardening tips. The project became a favorite of peers, who continue to appreciate the opportunity to grow their own food on campus, providing produce for their own families or for sale in Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.
A recent contribution from the local Agrium plant is providing further assistance to the ongoing project. Agrium representative Betty Lee Scott recently presented Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry funding to cover the cost of a truckload of bed mix and soil amendments. Peers will use the soil to refresh the raised beds as they prepare to plant fall crops.
Agrium, Inc. is a major retail supplier of agricultural products throughout North and South America and Australia. It also produces and markets agricultural nutrients globally. Its local plant has been a part of the Americus community for decades. Our thanks to this Perry Wellness Center community partner for its support!
In the photo above, Phyllis Smith, PWC wellness coach and grant facilitator, left, and Stuart Perry accept check from Agrium’s Betty Lee Scott.