Day 6 of 7: Horticultural Therapy Week, Spring has Sprung!

Janet Enjoys Raking Leaves

Janet Enjoys Raking Leaves

Wow! A Brilliant Success! At our first-ever Volunteers Get Dirty in the Garden/Hort Therapy Thursday Program: Everyone (7 total) was able to park. Open spaces were left to plan and prepare for future wheelchair-user guests and emergency purposes. Everyone found a safe and fun way to get dirty in the garden – filling bird feeders, raking leaves, and creating burn piles. It was a beautiful sunny morning.

“My mom and I had so much fun today helping out. Thank you for having us!!!! Lifted her spirits to see the plants and flowers budding ❤️ ~ Michelle Hagerty of Topsfield, MA”

Michelle Assists with Winter Cleanup

Michelle Assists with Winter Cleanup

Thursday mornings, 9am – 12pm, we will be practicing:
A. observing the growing plants, flowers, birds and fish
B. getting dirty, maintaining garden trails and beds
C. kindness to self and others
D. social inclusion of persons with different abilities
E. personal boundaries as needed!

Susan Brought her own Lightweight Leaf Container!

Susan Brought her own Lightweight Leaf Container!

Edith and Kim helped to manage and direct our outdoor program.

Get Dirty in the Garden Group ~ Week 1
Bruce
Janet
Jean P.
Michelle
Susan

Bruce Used the Power Tools: Leaf Blower!

Bruce Used the Power Tools: Leaf Blower!

Jean P. and Michelle Transport Sticks and Leaves to Burn Pile Using a Tarp

Jean P. and Michelle Transport Sticks and Leaves to Burn Pile Using a Tarp

Thanks to all for your presence and participation. This new program is “getting off the ground.” I appreciate everyone’s flexibility and personal leadership. Each person made a significant contribution to our winter cleanup effort. Thank you!

Questions, feedback, ideas always welcome. Volunteers age 14+ are welcome. All Abilities welcome. Contact me to register for this program if interested.

Peace and Joy,
Mary

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