The garden that surrounds Schurig Center provides a therapeutic and learning experience for our program participants through horticulture. Horticultural therapy incorporates plants and plant-related activities to help improve the body, mind and spirit of the individual. Horticultural therapy is an accepted and effective tool that offers cognitive, social, psychological and physical benefits as well as improving one’s quality of life. Gardening can bring about surprising results, both in improving motor skills and in reducing stress. Therapeutic Program participants are provided a hands-on connection with the natural environment and life cycle. By caring for plants, individuals realize that they can have an impact on improving the ecosystem.
Schurig Center’s beautiful garden has been lovingly created, designed and maintained by Marin Master Gardeners Patricia Compton and Karen Halverson. 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 Susan and Dennis Gilardi who have generously sponsored the garden this year in memory of Andrew and Bernice Gilardi.
Donor Brick Walkway
If you are looking for a more “concrete” way to give to Schurig Center, we invite you to purchase a personalized engraved brick to complete the pathway in our garden. It’s a wonderful way to honor someone or a special occasion while also supporting Schurig Center’s mission. To purchase a brick, please contact the office at (415) 461-6771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.