Compeer's garden club planning 2011 season

The Compeer Program has a Garden Club named the “Club West Garden Club.” This spring, our club will begin its second growing season. The Club West Garden Club sprang from an idea regarding ways to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The idea grew into a vegetable garden with generous and caring support from Bay Village and Westlake organizations and businesses.

Last year, Compeer was given the opportunity to have an information table at the Crocker Park location of the North Union Farmers Market. Jody, Compeer's Peer Support Specialist, suggested that our program have its own garden. Program members then began to introduce themselves and our garden club goal to various organizations and businesses. Among these were Hansen’s Greenhouse, Cahoon Nursery, the Westlake Garden Club and the Bay Village Green Team. We received much support, and in no time the Club West Garden Club went from an idea to grape tomatoes, green peppers and eggplant!

We gather gardening tips from the Westlake Garden Club and the Bay Village Green Team. Compeer is a proud member of both organizations. Many Compeer members have years of experience in home gardening and offer their skills. Through Club West Garden Club, our Compeer Members are given opportunities to learn new skills, enjoy working outdoors, reconnect with an activity they love and be an active member of the community.

Any individual, business, or organization interested in donating gardening supplies to our Club West Garden Club may contact Jody or Denise at 440-835-6212, ext. 242, or by email

We plan to use our harvested vegetables to learn healthy recipes. Unfortunately, more and more people are diagnosed with diabetes each year. We are trying to encourage a daily diet with fresh grown foods. Anyone interested in donating a food processor or blender to Compeer, please contact our office.

Compeer and our clubs also focus on social interaction and friendships as well as healthy living. We have a lot of fun working together! We need adult volunteers to offer time and friendship to adults in recovery from mental illness. Please consider joining us. You can make your own monthly volunteer schedule. If you want to find out more, please contact us at the above number or email address.

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 9:59 AM, 02.22.2011