Sep 27, 2016
NGB Awards Therapy Garden Grants

National Garden Bureau’s (NGB) annual grant program, Growing for Futures, has selected three therapeutic gardens to receive grants totaling $5,000.

Growing for Futures, started in 2014, is the philanthropic program of NGB that supports the building and growth of therapeutic gardens across North America. The program furthers NGB’s mission of promoting gardening to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

Over 67,000 voters weighed in, and the three winning gardens are:

An educational/vocational horticulture program at the O.B. Ellis Unit correctional facility, it offers an A.A.S. degree in horticulture as well as certificates in horticulture and landscape management. Students have additional opportunities through the Texas A&M Master Gardener’s Program.

Vogel Alcove offers access to a therapeutic early childhood learning program to young children (216 served to date) affected by homelessness. The program addresses the developmental needs of children with social-emotional, cognitive and physical development.

A dedicated space for MossRehab’s clinical horticultural therapy program, it offers patients recovering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation and other complex conditions a beautiful oasis while also offering them an opportunity to meet their rehab goals through horticulture therapy.

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