The Cooperative Extension Ability Garden, New Hanover County

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The mission of the Ability Garden is to use horticulture as a therapeutic intervention to improve human well-being. Enhancing learning skills and encouraging emotional and behavioral growth is accomplished by fostering a connection with Nature.

Ability Garden Raised Bed PlantingAbility Garden participants planting our raised garden bed in early summer. Team work, knowledge and skills being put into action. The Ability Garden provides professionally led, horticultural therapy programs for people of all ages. We tailor our service to the needs of individuals who may have limited opportunities to connect with nature due to disability or socioeconomic status. New opportunities to participate are now available!

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Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyUrban Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Nov 4, 2020
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