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When Netza Mullins, executive director at Morning Pointe of Richmond (KY), brought in a box, the residents at the senior living community were excited to learn what was inside.

The box overflowed with green tomatoes harvested from the community’s garden. The tomatoes were planted by the residents, who were hopeful for the day that the tomatoes could be enjoyed breaded and fried.

As part of the Life Enrichment Program, the Morning Pointe community features courtyards with space for residents to grow their favorite vegetables. The residents enjoy having food fresh from their garden, and some of the harvest is even used in the community’s dining services menu.

Photo: Netza Mullins, executive director at Morning Pointe of Richmond, holds a box of green tomatoes from the community garden.