Danny Vollmer and David Greenwood have been working together to help beautify the Village of Margaretville. Both men have had a personal interest in gardening and were pleased when Heidi Friedman, a community inclusion specialist, found an opportunity for them to put their passion to work by tending the flower boxes that line the parking lot of the Village of Margaretville parking lot. David has been volunteering for 3 years and Danny has been a part of the project for 1 year.
The flower box project got started when Heidi contacted Karen McMurray, Village Clerk, who along with Mayor Bill Stanton enthusiastically supported the project. Karen made a connection with local resident Joe Kiss who is very active in the community. Joe worked alongside David and Danny imparting his knowledge of plants and gardening to them.
David expresses joy every time he tends to the flowers by socializing with other community members. Danny sums up his feelings by stating: “I love watering the flowers, they are so pretty.” David and Danny take pride in their community and enjoy the opportunity to develop new connections.
The Arc of Delaware County strives to include people with disabilities in their communities by supporting them in exploring their individual hobbies, talents, and interests.
To view more photos of Danny and David's flowers click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/delarc/