Farm Based Programs

Immersive recreational and therapeutic programs held on a small farm.

Get yourself or your loved one involved in growing!

Being involved in all steps of a garden motivates and connects individuals. Gardening and working with plants has been shown to lower anxiety levels, increase attentiveness and memory, reduce stress and improve mood, spark creativity, and improve physical health and strength. There are many skills that can be honed in the supportive accessible walkways of our farm gardens. Our programs also emphasize positive social interaction, engagement, and inclusion, promoting a sense of community. 

Enjoy the sun, fresh air, and the many benefits of working on a farm, adapted to each person that visits.

The Farm Based programs are held on a working small farm and can be utilized to help improve general wellness in it's participants. Programs could include working towards goals of improving self esteem and mood, improved memory and cognitive ability, language skills, improved coordination, improved self care, and more. Any number of personal or group goals can be addressed through the program as it can be adapted based on participants needs and interests. 

Bloom Where Planted’s Farm Based Programs involve hands on activities working on a farm directly with plants, flowers, herbs, and soil. Participants spend time in the garden learning about and connecting to nature and growing with the plants around them. Participants are ensured they are able to participate to the best of their ability and interest through adaptive tools, activities, and instructions. 

Garden Program (Adults)

For people affected by cancer or other struggles. Are you or someone you know looking for something to get you out of your head and more connected with nature and the world around you? Connection to plants and others in the garden can help decrease anxiety, loneliness, and agitation. Learn some simple grounding techniques while working hands on with plants and soil. 

Sessions available Sundays in June, July, August, September

Summer 2024 Programs now open

July and August Programs are currently enrolling.

Session 1 -Mondays- June 3, 10, 17, 24. 3:00-4:00pm, Ages 18+

Session 2 -Sundays- July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00-2:00pm, Ages 18+

Session 2 -Mondays - July 8, 16, 22, 29, 3:00-4:00pm, Ages 7-17

Session 3 -Sundays- August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 1:00-2:00pm, Ages 7-17

Session 3- Mondays- August 5, 12, 19, 26, 3:00-4:00pm, Ages 18+

 Check back for September dates.

Programs meet every week for one hour for 4 weeks. One time programs are also available. We serve neurodiverse folks and those with disabilities as well as their families, and anyone interested in boosting their mental and physical health. 

On Farm Program Examples:

Unless specified, farm programs may be a combination of the following depending on participant's interests and mobility.

Growing Roots Program

Farm/Garden based weekly or biweekly program connecting people with produce, flowers, and herbs growing through the season. Planning, planting, tending, harvesting, and using the produce are all done in a supportive adaptable recreational group.

Creativity in Nature Program

A mostly table top weekly or biweekly program exploring creativity, exploration, sensory stimulation, and fine motor skills while using nature and plants in creative projects. Connecting with plants and nature through looking at it through a creative lens.

Our Farm Programs are held in Bristol, CT. 

We have partnered with a small local business that has the same ideals as Bloom Where Planted. We are growing cut flowers, herbs, and a small vegetable garden that will both be used in our programing but also as a way to contribute beautiful flowers and herbs to the community.

The Garden at Pinehurst Farm

We have partnered with an amazing local business -The Garden at Pinehurst Farm is located at 50 Pinehurst Rd, Bristol, CT.

They are a gift shop carrying local artisan products as well as a garden shop and garden center. Their vision is to be a tranquil greenhouse farm that invests in and provides the local community with top quality produce and a platform for local artisans, farmers, and services to support individuals in the community to  grow and be the best versions of themselves.

Our Program Space at The Garden at Pinehurst Farm

Tall raised beds, wide flat walkways, and lots of room to grow with you! 

Bloom Where Planted is growing almost a quarter of an acre of cut flowers and herbs as well as some vegetables to use in our recreational and therapeutic programs. We hope to make agriculture, gardening, and being outdoors connecting to nature a more accessible option for everyone. 

Email us for more information about on-farm programs and come check out the space at The Garden at Pinehurst Farm, 50 Pinehurst Rd, Bristol