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Organization: The Julien Project - Using Gardening to Enrich Lives  
Phone Numbers: 519-824-5524
c/o The Julien Project, Ignatius Jesuit Centre - Orchard Park, Courtyard Garden
5420 Hwy 6 N
Guelph, ON
N1H 6J2
Intersection: Hwy 6 N and Woodlawn Rd (Hwy 7)
Location: Ignatius Jesuit Centre Farmlands
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: barrier free environment
Hours: Programs (spring, summer, fall) Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Board meetings held monthly, 8-10 times annually
Public Contacts: Sharon Stewart - Project Founder, Director and Registered Horticultural Therapist
Josh Grignon - Chair
519-651-7210 *
Service Description: Social and therapeutic gardening for people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to facilitate personal growth, community integration, environmental well-being and to enrich lives.

Program locations include lIgnatius Jesuit Centre, HOPE House, schools (Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board)

Children and Youth School Programs
  • student participants (at risk youth)
  • special needs / alternative learning program referrals

Horticultural Therapy Internship Program
  • accredited by Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association
  • candidates must be on a career path to become Registered Horticultural Therapist
  • must complete 1000 intern hours

Trauma recovery and healing programs - Supported Volunteer Program
  • participant referrals from mental health community
  • garden activities supported by Registered Horticultural Therapist

Fee for Service - Referred Client Populations
  • gardening workshops enhance the personal skills of participants, promote health, and facilitate community integration
  • workshops are private, usually one-to-one

Annual Community Events
  • Taste Real Local Food Fest - garden tours, workshops, sale of plants and garden products
  • Beauty and the Beets event - sale of products made by the students

Fees: Donation - donations welcome * Program fees to be determined by percentage supported by funding grants and organization's or individual's capacity to pay fee for service
Application: Call or visit website for information
Eligibility / Target Population: To volunteer, participants require references for garden and program participation

Fee for Service:
* Referred Client Populations: participants referred from community agencies, local schools, family members, health care organizations
* Supported Volunteer Program: participants referred by mental health professionals and clinics
* Children and Youth School Programs: referrals from alternative learning or special needs programs (Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board)
* Trauma Program: participant referrals from public, family members, HOPE House downtown, Immigrant Services and Guelph Police Service
Languages: English
Area Served:
See Also: Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on December 19, 2018

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