Coventry House Assisted Living Center, Siler City, NC
NC82’s Leadership project created a beautiful handicap-accessible garden. April 2005.
A Garden Grows in Siler City
June 2006 By Amy Allen
On April 23, 2005 the residents of the Coventry House Assisted Living Center in Siler City, NC were the gracious recipients of a beautiful and abundantly donated handicap-accessible garden. It was created as an ongoing source of sustainable health for its residents, a place where they can be drawn outdoors to tend the garden, sit and repose, convene and connect together with family and friends, and as a source of inspiration for their community. The beautiful and glorious garden was developed entirely through the generous donations and volunteering of many individuals and small businesses, both local and national. The entire project was organized by a team of leaders from all over the east coast participating in the Leadership Program at the WorldLegacy in Raleigh, NC. The Leadership Program offers a deeply enriching experience that empowers an individual to create and transform the world and themselves within it. A community service project is one powerful component of this program, and is a manifestation of this team’s vision for the world, infinite love. The organizing group of thirteen compassionate leaders is committed to empowering the world through the infinite, inspiring nature of love. The garden symbolizes this vision as a source of health, beauty, and tranquility for the senior citizens of the Coventry House Assisted Living Center. It is a blossoming reminder of the infinite love this world can radiate quickly, effectively, and eternally in any circumstances.
The Legacy Leadership Team (NC82) would like to extend thanks and appreciation to some of the local businesses and individuals who donated materials and/or time to the creation of the garden: Vestal’s Florist, Harvey Harman, Ronnie Williams, Dean Brooks, Silk Hope Nursery, Green Vision Landscaping, Oakmont Nursery, Baker Limestone, and Niche Gardens. They also expressed fond appreciation to the Director, staff and residents of Coventry House Assisted Living Center, for providing a canvas for their creation. As one leader on the team, James Gooch, expressed, “We will always cherish this experience and the love we have been able to share and create as a result of this project. It will be a source of growth and recollection for a time in our lives when we discovered that anything is truly possible.”