The Garden Therapy program enhances the well-being of people with various disabilities by having them participate in garden activities. Members of the RGC travel to different facilities to share their knowledge of gardening in prearranged horticulture pursuits. Garden activities have been held at the Memory Care Unit at Morningside Assisted Living of Raleigh, the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh where space is provided for the Raleigh Correctional Center Women’s Job Start Program.
Garden therapy activities may include:
Creating fresh flower and succulent arrangements and holiday displays
Making pressed flower cards and bookmarks
Planting flowers and herbs in containers
Propagating plant cuttings
Programs for the 2019-2020 RGC year
December 10: Tuesday 9:00 am - 12 noon. JobStart Program, First Presbyterian Church. 120 W. Hargett St., Raleigh.
June 9, 2020: Tuesday 9:00 am - 12 noon. JobStart Program, First Presbyterian Church. 120 W. Hargett St., Raleigh.
Other programs will be posted once they are confirmed.
The Garden Therapy Group made a presentation at a Walk To Cure Arthritis activity and visited Morningside Assisted Living in May. We also helped the Job Start program with decorations for their graduation ceramonies (June and December). Participants at HeartFields in Cary designed pressed flower cards.