Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Horticulture Therapy Programs on Vancouver Island

Broadmead Care Society: Lodge at Broadmead
Lodge at Broadmead has a Canadian Horticulture Therapy Association (CHTA) registered Horticulture Therapist working with Veterans and Seniors with dementia.
Woodwynn Farm
Woodywnn Farms is a therapeutic community in Saanich providing shelter, meals, counselling, peer support, and educational/vocational opportunities through organic farming for people wanting to get off the street.
Garry Oak Restoration Project at Government House
Facilitated by environmentalist, naturalist and support worker Joe Percival, individuals with mental health challenges are successfully restoring a Garry Oak ecosystem.

Cowichan Valley
Providence Farm
Providence Farm was gifted to the community by the Sisters of St. Ann's in 1979—celebrating over 30 years of community and Horticulture Therapy programs!
Glenora Farm
Based on the Camphill model, Glenora Farm operates as a therapeutic community where people with disabilities, their support workers and families live and farm together.
McSeeds on Cedar Wood Farm
McSeeds offers therapeutic gardening programs and vocational training to people with barriers, and is affiliated with the Vancouver Island University continuing education program.

Comox Valley
St. Joseph's General Hospital
The extended care unit at St. Joe's provides therapeutic gardening opportunities to its residents.
Anderton Therapeutic Garden
In addition to being a beautiful garden for all ages and abilities to enjoy, Anderton Garden is also wheelchair accessible and has enabling gardens for people with physical challenges.
Gardens Without Borders
Horticulture Therapy not-for-profit Gardens Without Borders is a part of the healing centre that is Innisfree Farm, with programs set to begin in the summer of 2010.

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