Gardening offers therapeutic benefits for both teens and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities such as: quiet fascination and stimuli reduction, the ability to follow multi step directions and tactile sensory integration.
Our Garden- Based Learning program operates under the core principle that everyone deserves access to nature. Our indoor and outdoor garden spaces provide us with a stepping-off point for exploration. Through our hands-on activities, projects, and horticulture, we provide participants the opportunity to connect to the restorative influence of the natural world.
Participants learn the complete process of seeding, growing, transplanting, maintaining, and harvesting various fruits, flowers and vegetables. Gardening activities enhance creativity, boosts self-esteem, and enable our participants to improve communication, pre-vocational, and creative thinking skills.