Deanna Partridge


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Name: Deanna Partridge

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We are growing vegetables on our roof because it's the only land we have. We’re growing more than peas and tomatoes. We’re growing independence and self-sufficiency among us seniors. We’re growing mentoring opportunities with young school children. We’re growing awareness of the many contributions older adults still have to offer. We’re growing a stronger community.

We are transforming the rooftop of the Hammond Street Senior Center into a downtown urban garden. Seniors who no longer can manage a garden on their own or have downsized into apartments or retirement communities are using this garden to grow vegetables, exercise and eat healthy while making new friends.