Dev. Disabilities:A Peaceful, Healthy Garden Space

by 3LPlace, Inc.
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Summary

Mental and physical wellness and nutrition are critical issues for adults with developmental disabilities seeking to live the most healthy and independent lives possible. 3LPlace, with your help, will create a multipurpose garden at our Life College Residence in Somerville, Massachusetts, offering space for quiet reflection and yoga, to teach about food production and gardening, and to engage in gently interrelated community activity.
$8,700.00
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Young adults with autism and developmental disabilities need to know how to keep themselves mentally and physically healthy. And yet, the teaching required to learn these important life skills often does not happen, as transition programs address more urgent concerns, such as the need to find stable housing and employment. In addition, many young people (both disabled and not) have little or no idea where their food comes from.

Solution

By participating in "garden-to-table" community vegetable production, young adults can develop a relationship with and an appreciation for healthy foods. The garden will also offer a quiet, beautiful and fully accessible outdoor space for meditation and yoga.

Long-Term Impact

We estimate that more than 200 people, including 3LPlace Life College members and their families and friends, will benefit from the quiet enjoyment of the space and the 3LPlace Life College garden-to-table nutrition program.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.3LPlace.org

Organization Information

3LPlace, Inc.

Location: Somerville, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.3LPlace.org
Project Leader:
June Mallon
Somerville, MA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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