Old and young prepare a garden for spring

By Alexandra Montgomery

April 7, 2013 Updated Apr 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The young and the old teamed up to clear out the dead leaves from last spring to prepare new life for this one.

Teens from St. Cyril's and Methodius Church worked with seniors living at East Hills Senior Housing to clear out last year's mulch from the center's garden.

It's still too cold to plant now, but eventually, vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers will be grown by the residents to eat.

"The residents get to enjoy the food that is wonderful and healthy and fresh," said Healthier Lifestyle Mentoring Coordinator Julie Mahar. "[Food] they've grown right here themselves."

The teens spent the afternoon working with seniors on the gardens.

They got involved in the project by reaching out to Faith in Action of the Broome County Council of Churches.