Programs in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Education and Entertainment






Horticulture:
Is the science of raising plants and the
art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants 
with a view to their improvement.

Therapy:
Any act, hobby, task, program, etc.,
that relieves tension aids in physical and
emotional well being.

Horticulture Therapy:
Practice of horticulture as therapy to
improve human well-being.

Therapeutic Horticulture facilitates the connection between people and plants. 
The connection is the essence of how and why gardening activities are such a 
powerful catalyst   for positive human development.

Our programs are designed as group activities in addition we offer programming
for individuals and home bound folks. Continuity in a holistic therapeutic horticulture 
program is a building block for successful individual development.  Horticulture                                  is ideal for providing this connection using the garden’s natural seasonal progression.

                       Gardening (indoor and outdoor) is one of the top leisure activities of the public.  
                       To further enhance our programming, participation from community youth groups, 
schools and resident’s families is encouraged. 

         
             Sample of what we do

Programs Designed for 
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer

Serenity and or butterfly garden 
installation and therapeutic maintenance.

Greenhouse Management

Planting and therapeutic maintenance
of container and/or 
custom raised bed gardens.

Seasonal facility 
therapeutic pruning and planting 
In-ground fruit and vegetable garden
Installation and therapeutic maintenance

Winter dormancy preparation 

Themed programs: 
Coffee, Orange, Corn

Private home individual programs:
Indoor House Plants,
Outdoor fruit and vegetable in ground,
container and /or 
custom raised bed therapeutic gardening




The way of cultivation 
is not easy.  
   He who plants a garden           Plants happiness.                            -- Chinese proverb 
Programs for:  
Assisted / Independent Living, Dementia Care, Senior Centers, Grade Schools, Youth Groups, 
Homebound Residents

Social Therapeutic Horticulture 
Programs Will:
Increase socialization,
Improve orientation to time and place,
Increase ability to follow multiple-step directions, 
Provide healthy sense of responsibility 
Improve Decision-making, energy and self-care
Increase cognitive skills, reduce stress
Decrease anxiety
Increase sensory stimulation
Provide a sense of over-all well-being

The benefits of a sustained and active interest in gardening include:
 Better physical health through exercise and         learning how to use or strengthen muscles              to improve mobility 
Improved mental health through a sense of               purpose and achievement 
The opportunity to connect with others –                  reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion 
Just feeling better for being outside, in touch            with nature and in the 'great outdoors'

Sampling of our programming

All programs are an 1 1/2 long and include all materials, set up and clean up.  Our programs
Lend themselves to many secondary activities

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-----Fall-----
Harvest  form the garden vegetable/floral use the produce in 
the kitchen for meals, utilize the flowers for table arrangements
Making holiday wreaths and decorations
Propagate and share indoor plants
Grow spider plants for Halloween
Winterize garden

-----Winter-----
Construct dish gardens/terrariums
Valentine’s Day: heart topiaries
Force hardy and tender bulbs ( paper whites, narcissus) 
Ordering seeds from catalogs
The plant doctor session
The introduction of Bonsai

-----Spring-----
Planting a tree for arbor week
Make plant identification labels
Get containers ready for container gardening
Ready vegetable beds for planting

-----Summer-----
Growing vegetables and flowers in containers or garden plot, 
         raised beds if available
Insect identification and eradication

 

Jeff The Plant Guy
The Li' l Plant Shop
Plainville, CT 06062

(860) 877-0704

E-Mail
ThePeoplePlantConnection@Live.com





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       School Programs:
Soil, Seed and Growth Education
Introduction to Bonsai
Plant propagation
Forcing Bulbs
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TP/PC Custom Go2Garden Outdoor Planter 
Accessible Design























Go2Garden

We are very excited to bring to you the Go2Garden.  This new and unique raised bed planter is designed to keep older folks enjoying the art of gardening.  The wedge shape allows a person to sit right up to the planter and reach across, to tend the plants.  The design also allows clearance for wheel chairs and the sturdy construction gives solid support.  Slips and falls are the number one cause of injury while bending over to work in the garden.  The Go2Ggarden brings gardening up to a natural ergonomically correct height with plenty of room to grow just about anything! 

The Go2Garden, an outdoor raised bed garden completely accessible either sitting in a chair, rolling up in a wheelchair or standing in front of for a safe and convenient way to garden.   Grow flowers, fruits and vegetables.   Can be completely coverd for winter storage.   Standard size 3 or 6 feet lengths / 40 inch deep / 30 inch high.  Options: Tool shelf, stain or paint of choice.   Available in custom, height / length/ and widths.  Fully lined.  Unique Wedge shape allows knees under comfortably.

Order yours today and get ready for spring not a fall 
Fully assembled with liner

The People Plant Connection’s “TheGo2Garden” 
click the link brlow to visit web page
http://www.thego2garden.com
Call 860-877-0704 or
Email to: thego2garden@live.com

Pick up or delivery

Yes, we do have bananas we have lots of bananas today!!!  Residents with their newly potted plants.
Jeff showing off one resident's successful propagation of an african violet leaf cutting.
Residents attending horticulture therapy at Arbor Rose assisted living.


Ahh sweet success ! This resident carefully lifts her new plantlet out to repot after 6-8 weeks of tender,loving care. 
Cedar Mountain Commons Men's Club / Building Bird Houses 




The Go 2 Garden.com
Southington Care Center Go2Garden in full use
Southington, CT.
Bellmarie Plainville, CT 
residents finished planting 
the go2garden.
The planting gang from Cedar Mountain Commons, Newington, CT
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The Go 2 Garden, July 18th, 2013
Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatos
African Violet, Jerome home, New Britain, CT
African Violet grown from seeds that spent 6 months at the International Space Station 
The Lodge at Cold Spring, Rocky Hill, CT
Southmyde Home, Waterbury, CT
Plainville Senior Center, Plainville, CT
  Horticulture club at East Village Place, East Longmeadow, MA
The back Garden at One McDonough Place, Middletown, CT
The Go 2 Garden at Bellmarie, Plainville, CT
Awesome Fronts by The People Plant Connection 
We take care of the front of your building like it is a hotel.  Seasonal changes: Summer, 
Fall, Holiday, Winter and Spring. Ask about this for your community 
the Lil Plant Shop
 
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The Li 'l Plant Shop
The Li 'l Plant Shop