Spring is here and CWTC continues to “grow” our garden program. Our program provides CWTC consumers the opportunity to become involved at a variety of levels, but we could use some help! Garden or farming experience is not required! Volunteers are greatly appreciated.

Volunteers are needed in 2018 as we continue to “grow” our garden program. The program provides CWTC consumers the opportunity to become involved at a variety of levels from therapeutic recreation outlets to developing job skills leading to employment opportunities. Fostering healthy lifestyles for participants and the community is a part of the program. Help is needed at our large garden at the Dorchester Ridge Apartments in Peoria and at the CWTC Twin Oaks residential facility in Pekin.

Garden or farming experience is not required.   We appreciate any time you can give to help us!

For more information, contact Don Rulis at (309) 686-3300

Some areas where help is needed include:

– Garden design

– Tilling, soil preparation

– Composting

– Construction of garden beds, trellis, small structures, compost bins

– Planting

Ongoing needs throughout the growing season:

– Weeding

– Watering

– Ongoing harvest and produce distribution

– Pest management

– Assisting consumers in garden access and education

– Row covering management to extend growing season

CWTC is proud to announce that it has been accredited by CARF International for a period of three years for its programs and services. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. CWTC achieved 100% conformance to CARF International standards, demonstrating to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit in May, its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.