The Arc of the Shoals in Tuscumbia, as most schools in the state of Alabama has been hit hard by proration. Older folks in the Shoals still call the school for adults with special needs Hope Haven. The Arc consists of Hope Haven Adult Training Center, Phyllis Lyle Work Center, semi independent living programs and group homes. It is a great organization with wonderful employees who care for the clients they support. The organization is on a very tight budget and makes full use of the funds intended to support it’s programs.
One of the training programs is a gardening class. Plants are grown by the clients and are available for purchase at the school. Tomato, Pepper, Kalanchoe plants, various Herbs, African violets, Aloe Vera and lots of different houseplants!
Tomatoes are $2.00 each. Varieties available are: Big Boy, Better Boy, Early Girl, Red cherry, Brandywine, Big Beef, Beefsteak, Goliath, Rutgers, Pink Lady and Park Whopper.
Banana Peppers (sweet and hot) Cayenne Pepper and yellow Bell Peppers are $1.50 each.
Squash and cucumber plants are $1.00 each. Herbs mint, basil, cilantro, parsley, and thyme in pots decorated by Hope Haven participants are $2.00 to $7.00. African violets (variety of colors and variegated leaves) are $5.00.
Kalanchoe and coleus plants large size are $10.00. Small sizes are $5.00.
Palm plants large sizes are $10.00. Small sizes are $7.00.
Call or come by (Christina and Myra will be glad to send you home with a carload):
Hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 till 4:00.
100 Lamar Ave
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
While you are visiting asked about being a volunteer or becoming a supporting member. Membership cost is whatever you want it to be.