Therapeutic Garden

UPDATE: March 2014: This project has received the runner-up prize, including $500 funding and some technical assistance, from the Nova Scotia Cooperative
Council’s Social Enterprise Innovation Competition!

In partnership with our neighbour, Hinchinbrook Farm, which provides a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities, especially autism, as well as with the Mahone Bay Area Farmers’ Market, a Therapeutic Garden is being developed in the largest of the play areas beside the school.

The pea gravel has been scraped out of the play area.

The pea gravel has been scraped out of the play area.

Hinchinbrook’s Kubota tractor has scraped the pea gravel from the play area. Much of it was taken over to the swings to improve the safety there.

The next stage will be to add sheet mulch, leaves, soil, compost, etc. and keep building up as much as possible for a Spring planting.

Our larger TRIBE is welcome to have input as we get our hands dirty in the next steps to building this Therapeutic Garden — a place to explore through touch, taste, smell and sight —  we will probably even hear our efforts grow.

See you in the garden. A small group will gather to talk about how to get more stuff ready in the near future.

Watch for more info. Ideas and contributions are welcome.

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