Conklin Center residents experience nature

Students gardening

James Groff, Javier Bore, Henri Guerrier, Jameelah Igdah an Crystal Luffman enjoy the visual, fragrant and touchable aspects of the garden.

DAYTONA BEACH – It is a feast meant for the senses. The new Sensory Garden is fragrant, visual and touchable for the residents at the Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind.

“The idea for the Sensory Garden came about as a result of needing an end of term internship project,” said Jameelath Uqdah, 55, a recent graduate of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Daytona State College.

“The garden is a learning tool that Uqdah came up with to help blind students experience things that are found in nature. And they love it,” said Charlann Wrlak , development coordinator.

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