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CHALLENGED ADULTS IN THE GARDEN-

People gather outsid white barn.

Peacehaven Farm grows more than just food. Residents and members of the larger community work together, learn together, and develop relationships that benefit everyone.

Peacehaven Farm  

Whitsett, NC

Alamance County

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In operation for more than a decade, Peacehaven Farm demonstrates how to incorporate all abilities
into community gardens and teaching farms. Including all abilities into community gardens benefits
everyone, and making these spaces inclusive and accessible isn’t hard. Raised garden beds are a natural
first start. Building your garden beds higher off the ground can make them ADA accessible and make it

easier for older adults to access as well. If you want to cater to a specific disability, there are certain
types of plants that are appropriate for sensory, visual, and emotional disabilities that make for a
therapeutic gardening experience. Engaging adults with disabilities in the garden helps them build social
skills and nurtures relationships. Include everyone in your garden by making slight changes to the
landscape and what you’re growing!

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Host a Free Community Lunch at Church
People gather to eat
Host Faithful Families Cooking Classes
Assortment of kitchen tools and resources
Start a Free Veggie Box Program
Women stand behind vegetables
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