Concordia Retirement Community Residents Revolutionize Gardening

1 Vertical, Aeroponic Tower Garden Uses Water and Nutrients Only, Not Dirt

07 JULY 2016, BELLA VISTA, AR
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BELLA VISTA, Ark. (July 7, 2016) – Concordia Retirement Community residents are enjoying the summer tending to their vertical, aeroponic tower gardens by Juice Plus+®.

BELLA VISTA, Ark. (July 7, 2016) – Concordia Retirement Community residents are enjoying the summer tending to their vertical, aeroponic tower gardens by Juice Plus+®.

Using a tower garden that uses only water and nutrients rather than dirt, residents are experimenting with growing up to 20 different herbs, plants, flowers, vegetables, or fruit. Concordia residents are currently producing herbs, thyme, dill, peppers, mint and flowers.

“Our residents still can’t believe that these gardens grow without dirt. It is insane to all of us that these fruits and veggies can grow from water and nutrients alone,” Steve Dean, Concordia Retirement Community’s executive director, said.

“The residents enjoy tending to the tower garden a few times a week. They love spending time outside as they watch the plants grow and produce. They are anxiously awaiting to eat them!” Dean said.

“Many people in this generation grew up tending their gardens every day. The tower garden brings back great memories of when our residents used to work in the yard, planting and harvesting flowers, fruits and vegetables,” Dean said.

“We are thrilled to provide another life enrichment opportunity for our residents at Concordia Retirement Community. This unique aeroponic garden grows without soil, so the residents find it very intriguing, fun and enjoyable! They are looking forward for the next harvest, so they can enjoy the food it provides,” Bryan Cook, chief operating officer at Legacy Senior Living, management company of Concordia Retirement Community, said.

About Concordia Retirement Center

Situated on 26 beautiful acres at 1 Concordia Drive, Concordia Retirement Center is a premier senior living community in Bella Vista, Ark., that offers independent living and assisted living services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is located in the beautiful Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at concordiaretirement.com or by calling (479) 855-3714.

Concordia Retirement Center is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacysl.net.
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"We are thrilled to provide another life enrichment opportunity for our residents at Concordia Retirement Community. This unique aeroponic garden grows without soil, so the residents find it very intriguing, fun and enjoyable! They are looking forward for the next harvest, so they can enjoy the food it provides. " Bryan Cook, chief operating officer at Legacy Senior Living, management company of Concordia Retirement Community
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About Concordia Retirement Center - Bella Vista, AR

Situated on 26 beautiful acres at 1 Concordia Drive, Concordia of Bella Vista is a premier senior living community in Bella Vista, Ark., that offers independent living and assisted living services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is located in the beautiful Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at concordiaretirement.com or by calling (479) 855-3714.

Concordia of Bella Vista is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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