"We're going to grow tomatoes and different kinds of plants and flowers," said Johnny Nichols, who will work in the Adult Special Needs Garden.
With the help of Home Depot, special needs adults will be able to start planting in their garden now.
"I think it's going to be nice to do, and have fun doing it," Nichols said.
As the sun beat down on them, a group of local employees, called Team Depot, built raised garden boxes at the WKU Ag Expo Center. The Home Depot Foundation donated the funds for the materials.
"I think that I can speak for everyone when I say that we've been excited since day one. The heat out here is not too bad, I mean, this is moving along very quickly and we're excited to be out here and looking forward to what Bill's doing with the Top Crops program," said Brandon Ollis, a volunteer.
It was another step closer to the project, Top Crops, that Bill Greer has planned for more than a year. He started it because he's seen what special needs adults are capable of and he wants to give them a structured way to show that to others.
"The sense of accomplishment on the face of a special needs adult when they know they've planted a seed in the ground to when they're actually pulling a tomato off the vine, they are just going to realize they've got these incredible gifts," Greer said.
He said they will sell the produce at farmers' markets so the adults also will develop business skills -- a plus for his daughter, a special needs adult who is about to be finished with school.
"So that whole system of educational support, vocational support and social interaction kind of goes away. This is meant to be another opportunity to help bridge that," Greer said.
Greer said construction of the garden started on the Day of Caring last month when Connected Nation built a high tunnel house.
He said the raised beds that went in today can be used now, but it will be a couple of weeks before the high tunnel house can have seeds planted in it.
Greer said crops should be ready to sell by the fall.