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Naples Garden Club Funding Provides Fencing and Gardens

The fence allows residents Johnny and Billy to relax outside of their ROOF home.

Funding from the Naples Garden Club has allowed ROOF to install backyard fences for ROOF’s two homes in Immokalee. Both homes are on a lake, which is home to alligators.

“Some of our residents have mobility challenges which would make it difficult to escape if an alligator wanders into the yard while the residents are out tending to their gardens”, said Sheryl Soukup, Executive Director of ROOF. “Now that they have their new fences, they are enjoying time outdoors and are ready to plant their gardens.”

ROOF will work with community volunteers to teach residents about horticulture and sustainability. ROOF residents will learn about gardening and see their skills come to life as new plants and flowers grow and blossom right outside of their homes.

The project would not have been possible without funding from the Naples Garden Club. We are so grateful for their support.