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Allison Bale and Nancy Philippas work as a team in Philippas' backyard garden

Allison Bale and Nancy Philippas work as a team in Philippas’ backyard garden

Through an N.D.G. intergenerational gardening program, Nancy Philippas was matched with Allison Bale for help with her garden. Having arthritis in one hip, Philippas says she can’t do as much bending and digging as she used to. For her part, Bale is fairly new to gardening and has been getting tips from Philippas, including which plants grow well in shade and how to stake tomatoes evenly. Philippas has also given Bale perennial plants from her large, lush backyard.

If you are a senior in NDG with gardening knowledge – and if you have a yard for cultivating – Eco-Quartier NDG can pair you up with a burgeoning young greenthumb. Contact Julie Kourakos at 514-486-2727 or benevoles.econdg@gmail.com

 

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