trishsgarden@earthlink.net

(831) 713-7997

Trish Hildinger, HTR
Registered Horticultural Therapist

Classes at The Stroke and Disability Learning Center at Cabrillo College Summer and Fall 2019

Summer session begins June 18, 2019. 

We received a grant for $675 from Rotary Santa Cruz! We will be buying some self watering planters for the patio as well as a mini greenhouse!

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Aegis of Aptos Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural  therapy sessions are offered at Aegis of Aptos the first and third Thursdays of every month. On August 15th we had a melon tasting on a hot day out on the patio. We sampled Galia, Sharlyn, Chanterais and Piel de Sapo. This week we will be dividing some overgrown perennials.

Horticultural Therapy at Sunshine Villa in Santa Cruz

Today we had a lively session with Assisted Living participants. Fresh from the garden we looked at several species of hydrangeas as well as Dahlia and sunflower. We made root view cups with plastic cups, soil and 5 different varieties of bean seeds. After they have grown, they'll be planted out in the garden. 


Memory Care residents can look forward to some transplanting of fall vegetables in September.


We visit Sunshine Villa roughly on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.