Therapy garden

A GROWING ASSET

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A garden is an excellent teaching tool for children and young adults. We built our Therapy Garden in 2014 with the goal of increasing our client’s access to the benefits of gardening. Incorporating gardening into therapy sessions allowed our clients to work towards their goals in a unique and fun way. Digging, planting seeds, watering and harvesting assisted in the development of both gross and fine motor skills. The fruit and vegetables we grew were used in feeding and speech therapy sessions. Our garden allowed us to incorporate environmental education, specifically the benefits of composting, organic growing processes and the promotion of healthy dietary choices. The value of patience and a sense of accomplishment were added benefits our clients learned from gardening.

Garden includes:

  • cucumbers
  • onions
  • carrots
  • lettuce/spinach
  • herbs
  • various flowers
  • tomatoes
  • peppers
  • peas
  • green beans
  • carrots
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