Tawa Rotary Club has assisted Longview Rest Home in Tawa for many years. Earlier, Club members built raised bed gardens to enable residents to grow their own vegetables, and recently the Club donated two compost bins to extend the use of the gardens
The photo shows Tawa Rotarians Gaylene Lines and Irene Corpuz handing over the new compost bins to Marlene Bowles, Activities Coordinator at Longview, and the Clinical Nurse Manager Michael Nestmann.
Tawa Rotary Past President Irene said “Longview is a Tawa treasure and Tawa Rotary has always been impressed with the extra effort that staff put in to make residents’ stay enjoyable”. “Our Club knows that whether we carry out a hands-on project for them or we provide funds from our Charity Fund, we know that residents will really benefit.”
Longview’s Marlene said “our residents were brought up on the importance of home gardens, and it gives them a great thrill to look after their own garden at Longview. They decided to name the Rotary garden the Kitchen Garden to recognise the use of their produce in the Longview kitchen. We’re very appreciative of all the support that Tawa Rotary continues to give to Longview.”