Healing Gardens Yield New Harvest

Lisa BrownBuckhorn Feature, Uncategorized

BUCKHORN – Recently, female residents on the campus of Buckhorn Children’s Center have been reaping the rewards of their therapeutic gardens.

Each cottage on the Buckhorn campus has its own garden, and over the last several months, the girls have been maintaining and tending to these garden beds every day as part of recreational therapy. In the program, the girls learn how to grow their own produce and prepare it for meals, but more importantly, they are taught keys to a healthy lifestyle, stress management, and responsibility.

And now, they have been seeing results!

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According to cottage staff, the girls picked the lettuce they had grown and turned it into a fresh salad for dinner.

“This speaks volumes for these kids,” staff said. “Away from Buckhorn, most of them would never get the chance to learn such a great life skill.”

For more information about BCFS’s Recreational Therapy Program, click here.