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Trish Hildinger, HTR
Registered Horticultural Therapist

Class at The Stroke and Disability Learning Center at Cabrillo College Fall 2019

We have built and planted into our raised bed, self-watering planters! We received a grant for $675 from Rotary Santa Cruz to buy them. We will be putting together our mini shelf/greenhouse this week as well.

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Aegis of Aptos Horticultural Therapy

This month we transplanted and will be planting bulbs for spring bloom. We have been enjoying working outside under the awning with our new table and chairs. Horticultural  therapy sessions are offered at Aegis of Aptos the first and third Thursdays of every month. 

Horticultural Therapy at Sunshine Villa in Santa Cruz

Today we will be pressing fresh flowers and leaves with Assisted Living participants. We will use pansies, cosmos, hydrangeas and dusty miller to press and dry, later in the season we will make bookmarks and cards with the dried flowers.


Memory Care residents can look forward to planting bulbs later in September.


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