HARVEST SEASON–Tangible Results, Preparation for Life, The BIG Ripple Effect, Pride & Ownership, and Social Inclusion/Belonging

2014 HARVEST COLLAGE

2014 HARVEST COLLAGE

HARVEST SEASON IS HERE!!! Yesterday DIRT GROUP participants felt great PRIDE & OWNERSHIP as they harvested some TANGIBLE RESULTS from learning, practicing, and mastering important social skills this past growing season! Kids were enjoying eating fresh tomatoes and green beans right out of the garden yesterday as well and have enjoyed sharing these TANGIBLE RESULTS with their families over the course of the summer (BIG RIPPLE EFFECT). Participation in DIRT GROUP provided them an opportunity for hands on learning (Experiential Learning Theory) and by observing their peers and therapists (Social Learning Theory). This rich, experiential skills training opportunity (Symbolic Interactionism) helped them increase their social competencies (PREPARATION FOR LIFE, TANGIBLE RESULTS) and also fostered an opportunity for SOCIAL INCLUSION/BELONGING…fitting in, being part of something bigger than themselves!!! (DIRT GROUP, How participation in experiential gardening groups influences social skill development in at-risk youth. Turck, 2012)
For more information about the DIRT GROUP methodology, process, curriculum, etc. Please contact Kenny Turck at info@crowriverfamilyservices.com or by calling (320) 593-0526

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