Nurture with Nature: Memory Pockets



Laurel Hill West
Nature's Sanctuary

Working with the healing power of plants can help to decrease stress and anxiety, process grief, and improve overall well-being. Through activities that combine plant materials with eco-mindfulness and creative tools, the workshops in this therapeutic horticulture series explore the five senses to support connection with ourselves, one another, and the natural environment of Nature’s Sanctuary, Laurel Hill’s native plant garden and green burial area. Sessions are led by Kate Irvine, a trained horticulturist and mixed media artist with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy, joined by guest speakers. Participants are invited to attend one, some, or all of the sessions. 

May Session: Memory Pockets
Discover new life in the spring garden a la “I Spy.” Prompts will guide a meditative search for natural objects as we learn to identify native plant materials, explore the hindsight of remembering the past, and consider the foresight of looking ahead. We’ll then use our found object collections to create personal shadowboxes.