2019 Programs

WHAT: Free gardening and farm based therapy for those with memory loss. You can sign up for as many or as few sessions as you would like. 

WHERE: Peace Ranch: 2570 Hoosier Valley Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685 (please note that GPS is unreliable for this location- further directions will be provided upon registration). 

WHEN: Saturday mornings from 9am- 11am starting June 1 through August 17. There will be no sessions on June 15th and July 6th. 

WHO: This program is designed for those living with memory loss. Caregivers can drop off or stay for the program. This program is run by licensed social workers and volunteers. 

WHY: Those living with memory loss can and should still be a part of their communities. Horticultural and farm based therapies have been shown to have a positive impact physically, mentally and socially on those with memory loss. 

The Evergreen Experience is for individuals with memory loss who are still living at home. Individuals must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the program. 

Program activities will be based off of level of ability. A few examples of activities include:

-Seeding and Planting

-Potting

-Harvesting

-Gardening related crafts/projects

-Going for Walks around the property

-Visiting with and feeding farm animals

Please visit our photos page to see photos from past sessions.