Harvest of Health Horticultural Therapy Program

Uses gardening and plant-based activities to promote health and improve physical, emotional and cognitive wellness.

An effective therapeutic tool in supporting individuals of all ages living with cognitive, physical and emotional challenges.

Content is highly individualized and is designed to meet individual/group goals and abilities.

All sessions are designed and delivered by a Horticultural Therapist

Sessions are 45 minutes to 1 hour in length and would suit groups of up to 10 individuals.

Program activities are designed to:

  • stimulate thought
  • exercise the body
  • teach new skills
  • encourage a connection to the living, external environment.

Benefits include:

  • improved self-esteem
  • improved motor function
  • reduction in social isolation
  • improved cognitive skills (memory, sequencing, speech/vocabulary)

Generously funded by a Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this program is currently FREE of charge for program participants.

We welcome all ages, abilities and experience levels to participate and benefit from this program.

For more information and/or to book a session, please contact Sherry Dodson at htherapy@windreachfarm.org or call 905-655-5827 ext. 233

Events

WindReach Farm is Growing: The Expansion of the Harvest of Health Horticultural Program

WindReach Farm can now do more to contribute to the lives of individuals living with disabilities. Thanks to an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant, WindReach Farm is expanding our Horticultural Therapy program and will be able to positively impact thousands of individuals with disabilities, mental health and chronic conditions living in the Durham Region.

Made possible through a $715,800 three-year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Harvest of Health Horticultural Therapy Program will be scaling up to be able to offer more sessions; add additional gardening spaces; and build a fully accessible year-round greenhouse and living classroom.

WindReach Farm is thrilled to have the opportunity to share the therapeutic benefits of gardening, nature and plant-based activities in this fully accessible program that is designed to meet the unique abilities of each of its participants.
Together with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, WindReach Farm is dedicated to building a healthier, more active and inclusive community, where individuals of all ages and abilities can thrive!