Thanks to a vertical wall garden installed earlier this year, seniors enrolled in Half Moon Bay's are able to enjoy freshly-harvested, nutrient-rich vegetables in their daily lunches.
The wall garden was installed and built by INKA Biospheric Systems, a San Francisco-based social enterprise company funded by Pescadero's TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation.
TomKat Ranch donated the garden to the Coastside Adult Day Health Center earlier this year.
Half Moon Bay Patch has divided this story up into two videos (for Part I, click ) that give an introduction to the garden and show clients at the Center harvesting and prepping food from the garden for lunch.
Janie James, Executive Director for the Coastside Adult Day Health Center, said that the exercise of cutting up vegetables was good for a participating senior in more ways than one.
"He's focusing, so he's getting some cognitive stimulation, and he's also using his hands, so he's keeping those mobile and coordinated," said James, standing beside John as he worked his way through the pile of greens to be added to a vegetable soup.
Watch the video posted in the media box to the right of this story.
For more information about the vertical garden, in Part I.