We bring the healing power of nature to people with limited or no access to the outside world: at-risk youth; elders; and people with disabilities. Through regular programs combining seasonal natural materials, live animals, and hands-on activities, we connect individuals with nature’s capacity to heal, teach, and create joy.
From a young age Deborah was drawn to nature and growing things. She majored in biology and, after a few years of doing research work, she found her “calling” as a teacher. She serves as a Nature Connection program volunteer for both youth and elder programs, and also volunteers for Garden in the Woods. As she says, “Volunteering allows me to continue sharing and exploring with others as they connect to nature, each other, and themselves.”