Rotary Clubs and the Big Island Substance Abuse Council Team Up For Therapeutic Garden Beautification Project

On August 6, 2016, Rotary Club of South Hilo, Rotary Club of Hilo, Rotary Club of Hilo Bay, and Rotary Club of Volcano volunteered at BISAC’s therapeutic garden beautification project.

Rotary Day

The therapeutic garden is a place where clients, staff and partnering agencies can work together, learning about sustainable gardening practices and developing vocational training skills.  “This project was very successful because of the many hands making a difference at our garden and continues to inspire positive changes in our communities” said BISAC’s CEO Dr. Hannah Preston-Pita.

The Rotary Clubs of Hilo and Volcano was able to move and spread over 60 tons of gravel and paint raised beds and common meeting areas.  BISAC has already completed the first phase of the project and is currently working towards completing the next phase.

This phase will include therapeutic walking paths and planting and harvesting fruits and vegetable gardens to be used in BISAC’s Food Trailer, Big Island Fusion. “I am grateful to the Rotary Clubs of Hilo and Volcano for helping us inspire change” said Dr. Hannah.

Since 1964, BISAC has been inspiring individuals and families to reclaim and enrich their lives in the wake of the ravages of substance abuse.  They offer a continuum of services that are culturally appropriate and aligned with the ever-changing behavioral health field.

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