Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home

by The School Garden Doctor
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home
Grow Resilient Dirt Girls with Horticulture@Home

Summary

Horticulture@Home will provide Dirt Girls with plants to tend indoors until in-person outdoor programs can resume. All donations support the cost of monthly plants, soil media, containers, and a plant journal, in addition to community-building sessions during which girls share their learning about houseplants and the benefits of gardening indoors.

$10,000
total goal
$1,175
remaining
80
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

Remaining socially distant since March has severed important connections to nature and each other that the Dirt Girls after school STEM program once provided. When confronted with multiple stressors, youth suffer from higher rates of anxiety and depression. Long-term stress and trauma has a lasting impact, especially on women and girls. In the last ten months, Napa County youth have faced fire threat, COVID-19, and social turmoil, all of which elevate the need for Dirt Girls to grow resilience.

Solution

Working with houseplants has been shown to be therapeutic, improve air quality, and spark joy! Horticulture@Home will provide every interested Dirt Girl with the tools and materials they need to nurture a connection with indoor plants. At a time when social-emotional learning is more important than ever, this program offers a solution to reduce stress and foster an appreciation for horticulture.

Long-Term Impact

Horticulture@Home addresses a critical mental health need by furnishing dozens of youth with hope for a brighter future, for themselves, and the world. Until Dirt Girls can reconvene in school gardens, indoor gardening is a viable way to connect with living nature, while also introducing girls to careers in horticulture.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.schoolgardendoctor.org/​
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Organization Information

The School Garden Doctor

Location: Napa, CA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Carrie Strohl
Napa, CA United States
$8,825 raised of $10,000 goal
 
92 donations
$1,175 to go
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