As the morning sun filtered through the trees, members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District Special Needs Program were watering plants and tending their garden at Buchanan Park.
“It’s a work in progress,” said Maren Schreiber. “We have a mix of everything: watermelon, pumpkin and squash. … We went to Walmart and picked out flowers, veggies, herbs and spices.”
“It’s very therapeutic,” she remarked. “The kids have fun digging in the dirt. … It’s peaceful, relaxing.”