Maintenance & Resident involvement
(Facilitated horticultural therapy)
Many of our older generation have a wealth of knowledge about growing food and are very passionate about it. However, in this stage of life, they may be less able to participate in this passion.
Sow Great can help reconnect residents with the pleasures of growing food. Some of the most significant benefits that come with growing food include interaction and connection with others and nature.
Sow Great’s knowledge of growing food is integrated with the residents through activities such as planting seedlings, sowing seeds, weeding, harvesting and pruning in specially designed growing areas. We can reconnect them with their past, stimulate their senses, give them the opportunity for a more active lifestyle as well as promoting physical and mental wellbeing.
Facilitated horticultural therapy sessions run for about 1 hour and are completed fortnightly or monthly, depending on demand. They are tailored to the residents’ knowledge, experience, care level and mobility.