A rooftop garden at the top of the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center's new spinal injury wing does more than provide a nice view for visitors. It’s the site of a horticulture therapy program that the VA is hoping could spread to other hospitals in the system.
Bruce Nowakowski, 66, of Pennelville, has been in the residential unit of the VA for about a year now. He says he's got a dream.
"Right now I’m trying to work on growing a giant pumpkin,” Nowakoski said.
He knows where he’s going to get the seeds, and expects to plant them in January.