Health & Quality of Life Projects

E6 Therapeutic Gardening   Pat Crowe pk.crowe@cox.net 757-645-4538 and Linda Lucas esllal@cox.net 757-565-0335

Therapeutic Gardening consists of a number of distinct programs conducted at facilities throughout the community that provide assisted living, nursing care and adult day care. All Therapeutic Gardening programs have the goal of promoting the well-being and quality of life of people with special needs. Volunteers offer a variety of horticultural activities, such as gardening in containers, using the senses to learn about herbs, and creating simple horticulture-related crafts. Programs are being or have been conducted at Brookhaven (formerly Chambrel), Woodhaven at Williamsburg Landing, Spring Arbor, Patriots Colony, Morningside, Dominion Village, Envoy, Methodist Respite Care Center, Eastern State Hospital and at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.

TG Envoy
Therapeutic Gardening

Historical Triangle Community Garden:

The Historic Triangle Community Garden where members of the community may grow vegetables organically under the guidance of Extension Master Gardeners.  A specified number of the beds are reserved for the Master Gardeners who give the harvest to FISH.  This garden is on Waller Mill Road beside the Historic Triangle Community Services Center.  A second program is Grow it & Eat It, a yearly community seminar on growing herbs and vegetables organically

Community Garden
Community Garden

This year’s Grow it and Eat it Flyer  DATE  March 25,2017

Grow and Eat flyer
Grow and Eat flyer