Thanks to a cooperative in 1960 between the Gov. Morehead School for the Blind launched effort (www.governormorehead.net) and the Garden Club of North Carolina Inc. (www.gardenclubofnc.org), more than 1,000 visually impaired children from across the state have the unique experience of Martha Franck Fragrance Garden, onsite sanctuary students enjoyed from kindergarten to 12th grade a nurturing outdoor learning classroom.offers
In addition, the garden in the North Carolina Division of Services is used for the Blind (www.ncdhhs.gov) rehabilitation services for blind and visually impaired adults. "The garden Students and consumers with the confidence assumed the risks necessary to develop independent living skills to take and provides a safe, outdoor experience in which to deal with many challenges life" says Barbria Bacon, Gov. Head headmistress.
Speck says the garden with several physical challenges which to appeal, has been designed to promote self-dependence. Large brick paths are easily navigated by wheelchair or with assistive walking aids. A fountain helps isolate students and visitors and identify tone and trends. Directional signs and plaques, the types of plants and flowers to identify are labeled in Braille. A culinary garden, herbs and vegetables in raised beds has been created to maintain an interest in gardening to occupational and recreational levels.
"Gardeners have long recognized characteristics of gardens can play an important role in the physical and mental health," said NGC Blaschke. "Our members across the nation healing garden as the most appropriate and effective implementation of treatment programs work with hospitals, veterans facilities, senior care programs, mental health institutions, schools and prisons for each device."
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