A Natural Space for Healing and Reflection
The Gemeinschaft Therapy Garden, one of the first fully funded projects for our 2020 Vision Campaign, will provide a permanent space for reflection and growth in the backyard space of the Gemeinschaft Home main house. The layout and design for the garden is already well underway, under the guidance of Keala Timko, of the Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener’s Association, and will make use of the rocky limestone terrain on the property.
Excavation and preparation will begin over the winter months, with full work on the garden to start in the early spring. The garden will feature environmentally-friendly materials, a mixture of shade and sun plants, wide walking paths, and a solar fountain. Gemeinschaft Home program participants and volunteers will provide labor and upkeep for the garden project in the future.
For more detailed information: Garden Plans (PDF document).
There are already additional plans in early development to establish raised beds for planting and cultivating herbs and vegetables for use by Gemeinschaft Home residents. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our new green space this spring!