This Garden Inspires
The garden at Jellison House was built by residents and staff to honor the memory of Anthony Petrucci, Sr.
Anthony Petrucci, Sr. was an employee at Jellison House when it first opened in April 2017. He had a heart of gold and always cared deeply, had a special way with people, and wanted the best for residents. Anthony made a great positive impact in the lives of many residents and staff, and is missed by many.
One way he engaged clients was by initiating group activities that everyone could enjoy, like softball games and fishing expeditions, and planting a community garden (he started the house's first garden in 2017).
Anthony Petrucci, Sr. lost his battle with cancer on February 12, 2020.
A few of the residents that were close to Anthony have kept the gardening tradition alive by building a permanent garden structure and naming it in his memory. They created the Anthony Petrucci, Sr. Garden with attractive fencing and a hand-painted sign that is a constant reminder of the heart of this man who helped them through some difficult times.
This year, plants were started as seedlings, and the garden has flourished by using all natural fertilizer donated by Back Rhodes Homestead. Some of the vegetables grown there are: cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, squash, eggplant, Jalapeno peppers, green peppers, lettuce & kale. Anyone in need is welcome to a portion of the harvest.
Special thanks to Danny, James, Braulio, Louie and Roy, who made this special garden possible.
Jellison House is a Residential Substance Use Treatment Program of Community Care Alliance.