proGIreg therapeutic garden opening held for disabled users

proGIreg therapeutic garden opening held for disabled users

14 June 2021

proGIreg Zagreb Living Lab, opened a new therapeutic garden in May 2021, which was designed especially with disabled people in mind and in close consultation with local groups working with people with disabilities. The garden entails green spaces for activities, relaxation and learning, also including a 'mini-farm' - an innovative structure for urban gardening.

Photo: Raised garden beds

proGIreg Zagreb Living Lab new therapeutic garden had its first public event on June 10th. In the event, representatives of the City of Zagreb, the "Mali dom - Zagreb" Daily Center for Rehabilitation of Children and Youth, the "CeDePe" - Association of Persons with Cerebral Palsy Zagreb association and the "Novi Jelkovec" Center - public social care institutions took part and their customers were the first ones to explore the recently developed urban gardening infrastructure. These new gardeners were able to learn how to plant herbs and vegetables. For this reason, specially raised garden beds have been adapted in order to make access as simple and accessible.

Photo: Therapeutic garden sensory landscape design

The therapeutic garden is arranged and designed as a multi-sensory park so that users can experience, explore and learn about the space that surrounds them using all senses. In addition to socializing and planting, workshops of various contents are planned over the next months.

Photos credit: Mali Dom NGO

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