"You Pick, We Pot" Available at PWC

You Pick We PotLast year we introduced the “You pick, we pot” service at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market. We’re happy to report that it’s back this year!

Customers are invited to select from the colorful, varied array of bedding plants, along with a seven-gallon plastic planting pot. The plants are then pre-planted, reviewed and approved by the customer, then hand planted, using top-brand potting soil. Also available is a blend of soil, stones, and moss that helps retain moisture. Once all the elements are in place – voila! A custom planter is ready to take home.

According to Phyllis Smith, market manager, “We have already sold several of these completed pots this year. The customer comes up with the creation from the beginning. Our trained peers then plant the selections.” With the brisk business in these creations, planting pots are running low. Miss Phyllis suggests that customers may want to bring their own personal containers for planter completion.

The photo above features a colorful spring pot of hybrid orchids and impatiens. Come create your own horticultural vision – and let us do the hard work! Prices vary according to plant selection.

PWC Part of Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail

Butterfly trailThe connection between Perry Wellness Center and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was forged years ago, as Mrs. Carter has been a longtime advocate for those with mental illness. Almost fifteen years ago, that relationship was cemented when Mrs. Carter wrote the forward for Stuart Perry’s book, “Journey for Life.” We have also been honored to have the former First Lady visit our campus and have attended mental health educational forums she has sponsored.

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North GA MH Workers Visit PWC

PWC visitorsThe peers and staff of Perry Wellness Center were recently pleased to host a visit by a couple interested in starting a north Georgia recovery center. Rhonda and Charles Bruce arrived at our center on April 15, where they were greeted by Stuart Perry. Stuart shared his thoughts with the visitors, who hope to start a peer program in Clayton, Georgia and the Rabun County area.

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Vouchers Promote Healthy Eating

vouchersEligible customers at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market can now take advantage of voucher coupons to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables. Funded by a grant obtained by Southwest Georgia Health Care in Richland, the Fruit & Vegetable Coupon program issues $20 vouchers to promote healthier eating and a greater appreciation for and awareness of the nutritional value of fresh produce. The program was designed to fight obesity in children, and the vouchers are distributed each month to parents of qualifying children. The vouchers can be obtained through local physicians or by attending a monthly educational program offered by Sumter County Family Connections.

“Voucher redemption has been active,” says market manager Phyllis Smith. “It is a great program for all who are involved, and it gives us a time to remind others about the nutritional value of good food.”

In the above photo, Rhonda Hubbard, left, campus guide and market assistant, helps customer Tameka Lumpkin as she selects fresh produce from Rudy’s Happy Patch Market display bins and redeems a fruit and vegetable coupon.

Browsing at the Market

Spring customersRudy’s Happy Patch Market, at the corner of 302 East Elm Street in Americus, is a bustling location these warmer spring days.

“I guess our customers are celebrating the better weather and making selections at the market for their yards,” Perry Wellness Center founder Stuart Perry notes. “Business has been good. I am sure that the Chase Corn, peas and butterbeans will increase the activity even more.”

Early morning shoppers often come out to avoid the heat of the day and a more crowded market. In the photo above, early shoppers Allene Haugabrook and Ethel Sellard browse through the large selection of bedding plants at the market.

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Wellness Center Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 to 3

Happy Patch Market Hours

Mon-Fri 9 to 6 | Sat 7-4

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