Monthly Archives: October 2014

Rotary/Rutgers Enabling Gardens Partnership Grows Lives One Seed (and Pergola) at a Time

Enabling-Gardens-PartnershipInto every garden, a little rain must fall. Such was the case when the Board of Chosen Freeholders presented a citation commending the Rotary/Rutgers Enabling Gardens Partnership on the creation of a healing space, including a pergola and container plantings, in the courtyard of Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center. (more…)

ADC launches horticultural therapy program

Adult Day CenterThe Adult Day Center of Somerset County, a nonprofit agency committed to providing high-quality, affordable day care services to disabled and elderly residents of Somerset County, launched a horticultural therapy program last month.

The program was formed after the ADC received a grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ. The program is planned to last until June through the grant funding. (more…)

Horticultural therapy cultivating connections, success for adults with autism

This month, the American Horticultural Therapy Association celebrates its 41st annual conference of horticultural therapists, educators and students from around the world and United States, in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. The theme, “Growing Our Future: Practice and Research” reflects a colorful palette across the canvas of horticultural therapy, and facilities where horticultural therapists using nature and agriculture are making a difference in human health and well-being.

Harvesting from Project Grow’s Garden

Project Grow - Oct 2014MaryAnne McMillan, Horticultural Therapist, Laura DePrado and Secretary Fisher look at some of the vegetables harvested from Project Grow’s garden.


Posted on New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Facebook page – October 3, 2014.

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