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Your Garden: Children’s Therapy Garden

Closed Cause page created in the Education category by Your Garden

$805 donated

Given by 17 generous donors in around 6 months


Taking the learning out of the classroom and bringing it to a new, exciting learning environment.

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  Bay of Plenty

Jess and I have many years experience between us working with children with specific needs. We know that not all children fit the expect mould of the “normal” classroom and we are passionate about changing this.

We are currently in the process of establishing Your Garden: The Children's Therapy Garden at our site based at The Historic Village Tauranga, working with primary school children with specific needs. These needs can include ASD, ADHD, PTSD and children with high anxiety to name just a few. The target students we are aiming to use the programme with will generally not be receiving any funding for learning assistance at school therefore resulting in them not achieving in the classroom or even being ready to learn in the structured environment and basically flying under the radar. By taking the children to a new learning environment such as Your Garden and allowing them to lead their own learning with the use of garden therapy, including sensory discovery and development of executive functioning (the ability for them to be ready to learn) they can then take these skills and use them back into the classroom.

As part of this programme we are also giving back into the community. A considerable amount of the produce harvested will go back into the community as we are donating this produce to Good Neighbour (a local Community Group) to distribute where needed. This is a very important part of our programme as it is teaching the children about success, empathy, being an active member of the community and the good feeling of knowing your hard work is going to people who need it more than themselves.

Our project will have minimum day to day running costs however, we require funds for the initial startup and development of the site. All donations will go towards all

garden beds, a large shed, garden equipment and plants. Any funds remaining will be used to continue to buy seasonal plants for the children to grow and harvest.

We are currently working a pilot programme on a much smaller scale at a community garden site and we will continue this programme while we set up the permanent site. We are already receiving positive feedback from students and schools and we have seen the changes the programme can make already. This is a programme to help children, the schools and the community.

Please take a look at our Facebook Page to see what we have done so far:

Use of funds

The funds will be used for the development of the garden site including shed, garden beds, plants and garden equipment. Any surplus funds will be used to maintain the site and to buy seasonal plants to use on the site.

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  • Lut

    Lut on 03 Jan 2020


    Congratulations on your wonderful initiative!


    • Your Garden

      Many thanks for your donation!!

  • McClean family

    McClean family on 16 Dec 2019


    You ladies are AMAZING, thank you for the incredible and important work you do.


    • Your Garden

      Thank you so much for your generous donation. Your support is truely appreciated x

  • Maureen

    Maureen on 13 Dec 2019



    • Your Garden

      Thank you so much. We appreciate your support x

  • Judith

    Judith on 21 Nov 2019


    Really admire the work you are all doing


    • Your Garden

      Thank you so much. We love what we are doing and making a difference for these children.

  • Lynley

    Lynley on 15 Nov 2019


    Fantastic idea xxx


    • Your Garden

      Thank you so much for the donation and your support x

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