1-17-11: Growing People in a Green House
Gedco, the Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation, made up of 50 community and faith-based organizations, has started building a group of new Green Houses at Stadium Place in Waverly. Not greenhouses for plants – Green Houses to take the place of nursing homes.
It was a radical idea when geriatrician Bill Thomas, who is also on the faculty of the Erickson School at UMBC, started the movement a decade ago. Now there are Green Houses open or in construction in 25 states. The ones in Waverly are the first in Maryland.
Sheilah talked with him about the new project. There’s also more of the conversation here: