Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Awards Grant

Published: July 9th, 2015

Category: Uncategorized

editReeve Grant round-web2The Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens has received a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to deliver therapeutic horticulture to individuals experiencing stroke-associated paralysis and their caregivers.

This Quality of Life grant will help to support a therapeutic horticulture program for individuals that have stroke-induced paralysis and their caregivers. The program is housed at a completely accessible greenhouse located in Wilmot Gardens on the medical campus of the University of Florida. This 8-week program will take place starting January 20, 2016 and will be held from 11:00-12:00pm. Weekly class activities encourage participants to explore horticulture through propagating and nurturing plants. This structured program is designed to maximize freedom in creative expression as well as teach horticulture and gardening skills that can be transferred to the home environment. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL)(cooperative agreement number 90PR3001-01-00).

Space for this program is limited. If you are interested in participating in this program please call or e-mail Deborah Morrison at (352) 294-5992, or dgmorrison@ufl.edu.