May 3 is National Garden Meditation Day. There’s a reason that so many people enjoy gardening. What’s more relaxing than a day spent outdoors on a beautiful day? Sunshine and a breeze. Birds chirping. Hummingbirds enjoying a sip of nectar. The smell of flowers in the air.
It’s no wonder May has been designated “Gifts From the Garden” month.
Did you know?
Schurig Center is surrounded by a beautiful therapeutic garden.
A garden is the perfect place to find refuge from our day-to-day stresses and to reconnect with nature. But, it also has many benefits for those living with the effects of a brain injury.
The garden at Schurig Center provides a peaceful setting for Therapeutic Program participants to engage in Horticultural Therapy – an effective tool that improves one’s quality of life after a brain injury by offering cognitive, social, psychological, and physical benefits. Through hands-on garden activities, participants improve memory, cognitive abilities, and task initiation skills while also strengthening muscles and improving coordination, balance, and endurance. The garden also provides a sensory experience with an array of colors, textures, and fragrances to explore.
Gardening is a direct connection with our natural environment and life cycle that can bring about surprising results, both in improving motor skills and in reducing stress. By caring for plants, individuals also experience first-hand their impact on improving the ecosystem.
So, take some time today to restore your soul and refresh your body in nature. Tend to some plants and flowers…Stroll down a garden path…Rest quietly on a garden bench. Or, stop by Schurig Center and enjoy our garden.
Join Our Host of Garden Angels, Donate by May 31!
Your gift before May 31 sows the seeds that help survivors thrive after a brain injury!
We need your help to raise $5,000 in May. Only YOU can help provide this life-changing healing in nature. Without your support, Schurig Center would not be able to offer therapeutic gardening – a special program designed specifically for brain injury survivors not available anywhere else in our area. Your donation provides the supplies needed to keep our gardeners busy this year.
Gifts of $250 or more in the month of May will be honored with a personalized brick in the center’s garden!
Schurig Center’s garden has been lovingly created, designed and maintained by Marin Master Gardeners Patricia Compton and Karen Halverson and volunteers throughout the year. Through their constant nurturing and generous donations of plants, soil, and irrigation equipment, the garden has become an oasis of beauty.
We are also deeply grateful to Gwen and Martin Gans for their generous support of the garden in honor of this dedication: “Gardening, a blessing which rewards us with joyous moments unique among healing endeavors.”