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INTERDEPENDENCE: NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS

Sharon Barrett, 57
Watering plants

“I live near the Drovers. I’ve got a balcony, no garden. I go to the garden group on a Friday, but at other times if their garden looks as if it needs watering I just do it.

I’ve got a disability so can’t bend. But they’ve got an outdoor tap with a hose. The raised beds are fantastic for me to garden in. On Fridays I pick chard and give it to the ladies at Drovers to take home and make a stir fry. Sometimes we do a cookery class and use what we’ve planted, so everybody gets to enjoy the products – beetroot, tomatoes, herbs.

I try not to make my disability stop me, otherwise you become depressed. Watering gives me a focus and I do enjoy watching things grow. It’s got to be a habit: I’ve been watering at Drovers for about three years.”

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