Legacy Village of Jacksonville Residents Revolutionize Gardening

3 vertical, aeroponic tower gardens use only water and nutrients, not dirt

27 MAY 2016, JACKSONVILLE, AL
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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (May 27, 2016) – Legacy Village of Jacksonville residents have kicked off the summer tending to their vertical, aeroponic tower gardens by Juice Plus+®.

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (May 27, 2016) – Legacy Village of Jacksonville residents have kicked off the summer tending to their vertical, aeroponic tower gardens by Juice Plus+®.

Using a tower garden that uses only water and nutrients rather than dirt, residents are experimenting with growing up to 20 different herbs, plants, flowers, vegetables, or fruit. The tower garden uses only water and nutrients rather than dirt. “It was very hard for the residents to believe that they didn’t need dirt to grow the plants,” Nicole Smith, Legacy Village of Jacksonville’s Director of Sales and Marketing, said.

Legacy Village of Jacksonville residents are growing cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, watermelon, strawberries, green peppers, banana peppers, baby broccoli, onions, and mint.

Three tower gardens have been installed: one in the Harbor Memory Care Veranda, one in the Bird and Butterfly Courtyard, and one in the Outdoor Grill and Patio Area.

“The residents tend to the tower garden about three to four times a week. They enjoy spending time outside as they watch the plants grow and produce. They are anxiously awaiting to eat them!” Smith said.

“Many people in this generation grew up tending their gardens every day. Having the tower garden gives them something to do and something to look forward to. It seems to be very therapeutic for them,” Smith said.

“We are thrilled to provide another life enrichment opportunity for our residents at Legacy Village of Jacksonville! This unique hydroponic garden grows without soil, so the residents find it very intriguing, fun and enjoyable! They are looking forward for the next harvest, so they can eat the food it provides,” Bryan Cook, chief operating office with Legacy Senior Living, Management Company of Legacy Village of Jacksonville, said.

About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Situated at 1116 James Hopkins Road, Legacy Village of Jacksonville is an assisted living and memory care community in Jacksonville, AL that offers independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is conveniently accessible to all points in Jacksonville, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacyjacksonville.net or by calling (256) 782-0960.

Legacy Village of Jacksonville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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"The residents tend to the tower garden about three to four times a week. They enjoy spending time outside as they watch the plants grow and produce. They are anxiously awaiting to eat them!" Nicole Smith, Legacy Village of Jacksonville’s Director of Sales and Marketing
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About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Located in beautiful Jacksonville, Ala., Legacy Village is known for its experienced caregivers, lively atmosphere and exceptional service. The assisted living services are unparalleled in north central Alabama, and the memory care facility is among the region’s newest. The staff at Legacy Village is friendly, and the environment is designed with safety in mind. Legacy Village values the dignity of each resident, and considers it a wonderful opportunity and blessing to serve them.

More information is available at www.legacyjacksonville.net or (256) 782-0960.

Legacy Village of Jacksonville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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