Growing Works Continues to Blossom

Their Success is Our Reward

Since opening its doors in July, the Growing Works nursery has seen over one hundred participants in its job training and horticultural therapy program. Some have advanced to become paid employees at Growing Works, while others have moved on to outside employment. There is nothing more rewarding to us than to see this program help people who have struggled with mental illness, some who were homeless, find this path to wellness and jobs. 

In the future we hope to open the Growing Works program to veterans suffering from post traumatic stress, a population that makes up a disproportionate share of the homeless population on our streets. If you wish to give to the non-profit Turning Point Foundation for the Growing Works program so we can extend our program to veterans, or help fund a specific project like the Dr. Richard Grossman Foundation did, please click the donate button below and see how your contribution can make a difference!

A Thoughtful Gift

Our gratitude goes out to the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation and Mrs. Elizabeth Rice Grossman for their thoughtful donation to Growing Works that will enable us to build a 70-wide labyrinth as part of our Demonstration Gardens. The labyrinth combines a spiral and a circle with a meandering but purposeful path that represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. The paths of our Dr. Richard Grossman labyrinth will be lined with rocks and lavender plants and tended by Growing Works participants. Because of their generous $50,000 donation, we’ll build it, and you can come!