Garden Therapy & Youth

The Garden Therapy Committee visits nursing homes, support centers and organizations that provide services for people in need.  The volunteers lead the guests in a short activity related to plants & flowers.

Garden Therapy is collecting photos of gardens, flowers, and nature at work for various projects.  Photos from all four seasons are requested. Please use this form. Questions? Contact Sarah Olson sarahjolson@comcast.net.

The Youth Committee engages youth in various gardening activities to support our community.

9/15 T

The Garden Therapy committee will be providing Toni’s Kitchen with bouquets of flowers and inspirational cards for their clients.  We are asking Garden Club members to donate flowers and greens from their own gardens if you can spare them and we will supplement these with flowers that we purchase. Sarah plans to be at Avis Campbell that morning if it’s not raining so donations can be brought there or dropped off at her home at anytime that day (24 Mt. Vernon Rd., Montclair).

Our “Flower Fairy” gang will assemble the bundles and write up the cards on September 16th.

Questions? Contact Sarah: sarahjolson@comcast.net

11/4 W

The Youth Committee Bulb Planting – 9:30 am
Meet at Mountainside Hospital Oncology Center, 1 Bay Avenue. Bring gardening gloves and bulb planting tools. Raindate: Thursday, November 5th 9:30am

Questions? Contact Susan Straten: susan@associatedfire.com