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Garden Vocational Training

Our Adult & Teen Challenge Northern New England Women’s Home and Southern New England Women’s Home programs offer Garden Vocational Training for both residents and apprentices. The following is taught on property:

  • Preparing soil
  • Choosing fertilizer
  • Preventing weed trouble
  • Organic gardening
  • Container gardening for limited spaces
  • Basic plant knowledge, hardiness, and planting zones
  • Fruit production
  • Correcting soil
  • Propagation and transplanting seedlings
  • Repelling pests and attracting butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Therapeutic application of self-acceptance and accomplishment
  • Following directions
  • Seasonal goals 
  • Use of gardening tools.

Upon completion residents and apprentices will have the knowledge of one of the world’s most enjoyable and necessary skills.