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PHOTO: NOTL growers donate flowers to long-term care homes
Rick Juras from Niagara Flower Growers and Laurie Gunton load flowers for donation to a NOTL long-term care home. (Supplied).Rick Juras from Niagara Flower Growers and Laurie Gunton load flowers for donation to a NOTL long-term care home. (Supplied).

Two Niagara growers teamed up to help distribute more than 120 plants to the Niagara Long Term Care residence in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Laurie Gunton, who operates a company called Smooth Move for Seniors, usually spends her time helping seniors pack, sell and donate items when they are ready to move or downsize.

But, with the COVID-19 pandemic, "I have put my resources into volunteering more. I reached out to some retirement homes in the Niagara region to see if they would accept plants."

Niagara LTC (formerly Chartwell) on Wellington Street in NOTL was happy to oblige, "So, I started phoning and emailing different flower growers and within 24 hours, two – Horbach's Farm and Greenhouses and Niagara Flower Growers – got back to me immediately offering up their products."

Gunton picked up the flowers and dropped them off at the residence.

"It is so important to not only support local businesses, but also not to forget those who are isolated in the retirement homes," she said.

 

 

 

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