Spring at the Homestead is a time of transformation and change. New life is found all around the property – baby barn owls, chicks, calves, baby pigs – everyone gets caught up in the enthusiasm of spring. Students work hard in the greenhouse and to prep the land outside. The Klamath Falls Farmer’s Market will soon launch for the 2015 season, and Dragonfly students will be prepared to sell produce for the season.
The therapeutic benefits to gardens and horticultural therapy is numerous and well documented. It’s been shown to decrease stress, anxiety, and to increase confidence. Students learn to work together as a team, as well as to work independently. Students learn to problem solve and to care for others and to have responsibility for a variety of tasks, whether caring for a plant or a baby animal.