Campus Beautification Day
Recently, individuals with developmental disabilities, St. Dominic’s School students, and staff participated in a campus beautification day for our developmental disabilities Day Habilitation Program in Blauvelt. Everyone pitched-in to plant flowers and prepare the garden for the season. The annual event is a great source of pride for all who get to reap the benefits throughout the summer and fall. It also provides an opportunity for staff and students to interact with our residents and give back.
Part of the Developmental Disabilities Program’s year-round horticulture program, the event builds responsibility and self-esteem for our individuals and Day Habilitation staff. The program instills the positive habits of the "farm-to-table” eating philosophy and good nutrition, as well as supplying fresh organic vegetables for the weekly Day Habilitation Lunch Group.
This year, we were very fortunate to receive donations of plants and supplies from the following local businesses: Stokes Farm in Old Tappan, NJ, Home Depot in West Nyack and Nanuet, NY, and Lowes in Orangeburg, NY.