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Join us for the Spring 2017 Take a Break in the Dirt Program!

This seasonal, volunteer-run, adaptive gardening program engages children with disabilities ages 5-18 in gardening and nature related activities while their family or caregiver takes a well-earned break!

Children are matched with a volunteer who guides and supports them, whether they have a physical, intellectual, or developmental disability. Children learn about garden tooling, watering, composition, plant propagation, and garden grooming. All while they create garden memories through journaling and take-home projects. Most of all, children enjoy the restorative benefits of just being in and interacting with nature!

If you interested in becoming a Green Thumb volunteer for this event please complete this form.

Spring 2017 Location: Page Street Community Garden in the Manchester neighborhood of the Northside of Pittsburgh

Dates: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, and June 3

Saturday Mornings: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Call 412-369-4673 or email info@hopegrows.net

TakeFIVE is a project of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health and Whole Kids Foundation

PA Dept of Health

Based on the evidence based program design and volunteer training developed by CareBreak at the Watson Institute

Family Registration - Take a Break in the Dirt

  • We will be in touch for further family registration for this program.