Gardener Profile: Rick

Gardener:    Rick Q1. Where are you from? A: I live in Ithaca, where I have always lived. Q2. What initially brought you to Challenge? A: The people—everyone here is so friendly and inviting. Initially, my community living house recommended Challenge to me because...

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Gardener Profile: Craig

Ability in Bloom Gardener Profile Gardener: Craig Q1. Where are you from? A: I am initially from Groton, NY, but now I live in Ithaca in a community home. Q2. What brought you to Challenge? A: I knew I wanted to work and earn some money. Things have worked out so far...

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Gardener Profile: Alex

Editor's note:  We have a new Social Media Guru, Alex, who is going to take over the Ability in Bloom Facebook page.  He is also going to bring back our defunct blog.  Here is his first post, a profile of himself as part of our series of profiles of the folks who grow...

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An Intern’s Reflection

Dear Ability in Bloom community, My name is Andrew Hazerjian, and I have been the marketing intern for Ability in Bloom since January. A graduating business student at Ithaca College, I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent working with Ability in Bloom during...

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Planting at Groundswell

The past couple weeks have been filled with great progress here at Ability in Bloom! We may not yet be spending long days outside in the gardens, but we are beginning to make the transition. On the South Hill Business Campus, we have been able to keep ourselves busy...

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A Visit to Our Gardens

Monday was a busy day for our Ability in Bloom gardeners! From working hard at the South Hill Business Campus to paying a visit to some of our garden plots, we are anticipating our first bloom of the year to arrive very soon. Some of the flowers in our miniature...

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Planting Day

Monday was a very productive day for our Ability in Bloom team!  From running errands in downtown Ithaca to our biggest planting day yet, our gardeners are truly putting in the work to bring the Ithaca community beautiful flowers when the warmer weather hits. Earlier...

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Road Trip

This past Monday, a small crew from the Ability in Bloom team took to the road, traveling through rural landscapes to the area of Dundee, New York.  The team consisted of project leader Glen, gardener Adam, and marketing intern Andrew--and the trip proved to be an...

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Preparation for Planting

Another productive week!  As the warmer weather approaches, our team of gardeners continues to work diligently to bring beautiful flowers to the community.  Though it will be a while until we see our first blossom, we are driven by the ultimate goal. Our gardeners,...

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