Riverdale High FFA Students Plant Garden for Residents at Community Care of Rutherford County

May 06, 2021 at 07:08 pm by WGNS

Community Care of Rutherford County (CCRC) is excited to finally be replanting on their farm, but even more thrilled that upwards of 30 students from Riverdale High School’s Future Farmers of America club will be assisting with the endeavor! Dignitaries to include Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron and Superintendent of Schools Bill Spurlock, will also roll their sleeves up at pitch in.

“It’s been several years since the turning of the soil at Community Care of Rutherford County and we couldn’t be happier to see the farm once again taking shape.  Many people were instrumental in getting us to this point, including the staff and the Board of Directors of CCRC, but it’s the collaboration with the FFA that makes this project special.  At harvest time, CCRC residents and students from our campus child care center, Generations Connected, will help pick vegetables and shuck corn to be prepared and served by our culinary team,” David C. Zack, director of operations for United Church Homes Management, Inc., the organization that provides management and support services to CCRC.

Mayor Bill Ketron, who serves as CCRC Board Chair, is elated that high school students are willing to put the time and effort to serve the senior population in the community in such a big and impactful way. “The idea that these young and talented students are using their skills to benefit the residents at CCRC is truly heartwarming,” he said. “Their commitment to this endeavor is much appreciated by our Board, CCRC staff, and certainly, the residents who will enjoy the fruits of their labor.”

“We are very proud of our Riverdale students and faculty members for partnering with the Community Care of Rutherford County,” Director of Schools Bill Spurlock said. “This is a worthwhile investment in our community and I am appreciative that our students can apply their education and skills.”

Location:  Community Care of Rutherford County 901 E County Farm Road, Murfreesboro, TN

When: Friday, May 7

Time: 9:30 a.m. arrival, opening ceremony and planting to begin at 10:00 a.m.


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