Recently “Change for the Better!” and North Star Stone Inc. (Valparaiso, IN) helped the residents of the Rittenhouse Senior Living community (Valparaiso, IN) build raised planters for their vegetable garden. The garden project began in May as the residents travelled to Windy Ridge Farms (Valparaiso, IN) to plant a variety of seeds, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and marigolds in starter trays. These seedlings were later transferred into two raised planters. One was twelve feet and the other ten feet long. Both planters are two feet wide and thirty inches high. The planters’ dimensions were specifically designed for the convenience of the seniors as they are easy to reach across and will not require any bending to harvest the vegetables.