Thanks for a great start to our “In Bloom” Garden Series!

Our July Redefining Vision: In Bloom event proved to be a wonderful evening in The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.’s Ethel L. Dupar Fragrant Garden.  This unique garden was designed specifically for people who are blind or Deaf-Blind, with over sixty different fragrant plants that appeal both to the sense of smell and touch.  Our guests got the opportunity to hear from our Government Relations Specialist Mark Landreneau who talked about the tools and supports that make it possible for him to do his job.  Donations from generous donors at Redefining Vision: In Bloom support our mission to create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency of people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities.  These gifts help fund our Employee and Community Services, such as those Mark discussed personally using including Orientation and Mobility training and tactile American Sign Language interpreting.   After Mark’s insightful remarks, Master Gardener Helen Weber hosted a captivating tour for our guests, who got to learn about the specific plants and Helen’s gardening techniques which allow this community treasure to thrive.

If you weren’t able to attend this month, there are two more chances this summer!  We’re offering two more Redefining Vision: In Bloom events on upcoming Saturdays, August 17th and September 14th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  You can find more information and register at