To enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture.
People experiencing a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other.
Horticultural Therapy Program
Growing Gardens’ Horticultural Therapy Program serves seniors and people with disabilities in the community. The goals of the program are to increase motor, cognitive and psychological functions. This program creates social and intergenerational gardening activities and increases nutrition of participants through daily access to fresh organic produce. The program also empowers seniors and people with disabilities through experiencing the pride of successful gardening and working with others in the community to produce beautiful and bountiful gardens.
Weekly classes and activities include: garden planning, soil preparation, propagation, transplanting, container gardening and growing organic vegetable and flower starts for the home and Market. Students also participate in activities using plant material in cooking, artistic displays and crafts.
Seniors and individuals with disabilities may experience improvements in several different areas through the Horticultural Therapy Program:
Our partner agencies include: The Academy, Bella Vista, Employment Link, Expand, YMCA of Boulder Valley and Imagine!.
New in Summer 2013!
Organic Gardening for Seniors