100 theraputic gardens in 100 rehabilitation centers.

the VENATATA movement set a goal of making therapeutic gardening a useful and common tool in all rehabilitation centers in Israel.

In our movement, we see that the healing process of people in need is related directly to the healing and recovery of the eco system; the nature and the community in which the people are a part of.

We decided to create a holistic rehabilitation curriculum by bring varied communities from Israel to rehabilitation centres. Visitors and residents cooperate together for the symbiotic healing and rejuvenation of the eco system, and subsequently, of themselves. 

We set the goal of 100 therapeutic gardens in 100 healing centers in the country where every garden in operates as a collective of volunteers, educational institutions, companies and organizations with the support to local authorities.

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The Vision: Man, Land, Community

THE OPERATION MODEL THAT IS LEADS US IS BASED UPON THREE PILLARS:

Man: Gardening As A Tool For Healing

Therapy through gardening is a holistic experience; a process of man in its natural environment. A man who sprouts the seeds and watches the tree grow, blossom and become fruitful,  becomes alive.

 

The gardening therapist is in charge of the garden, to mediate it to the center’s residence, to give personal treatments for every resident, and to build activities for the residence all together. 

Land: Ecology

In every center in which we operate, a living, thriving ecological tissue will grow. The center’s soil will receive everything it needs to become a home to a natural orchard filled with ornamental, edible and healing plants.

Community: Rehabilitation In The Community

The communal element will be managed by a communal coordinator. The coordinator will oversee the relations with the local education institutes, organizations, business companies, and the entire voluntary work. In every center we aspire to create a communal system. Community is a fertile ground for diverse activities, cooperation, and shared learning.

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Numerical goals for rehab centres for the end of 2023

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OUR GARDENS

(PARTIAL LIST)

AMN- Feminine healing land, tivon


AMN is a center for feminin power, wisdom and celebration. In the core of AMN is a healing community center for women that are facing emotional challenges due to sexual abuse.

YAARA- A PLACE TO GROW, KIDRON.

“Yaara – a place to grow” is a social food forest in moshav Kidron. It is a space of connection of man and land. Space for being in nature, working for rehabilitation of the soil, and healing environment. This brings unity, sence of belonging, happiness and creation.

Neveh hadar boarding school, havazelet Hasharon

Population: kids and youth at risk

Neveh hadar is a post hospital therapeutic boarding school for kids and youth ages 6-18.

The residence enjoy a warm and loving living experience. The boarding school is a home for them, A safe and comfortable environment as well as value led, challenging school environment.

SHALVATA, HOD HASHARON

POPULATION: mental health

Shalvata is one of the first mental health institutes in Israel. They established social mental health clinics and psychiatric consultations available in HMO’s. Shalvata also share connections with local rehab centers. 

URIEL HOUSE, RISHON LE ZION

POPULATION: friends on the autistic spectrum

Dani is the father of this house and more houses like this. The house is a place for friends on the autistic spectrum to live in love and comfort.

Geriatric center zahalon, jaffa

Population: elderly

The center is a nursing home for elderly who don’t have the ability to take care of themselves.

The place is monitored with cameras in order to keep the residence safe.

MITL, YEHOSHUA PARK

POPULATION: ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

Day care and occupation center for adults above the age of 21. The program creates a personal work curriculum for every person based on skills, abilities and needs. The personal programs are made by professional therapists .

ALMA, PETAH TIKVA

ALMA  is a project for young women ages 14-26. The project offers professional help, an apartment for resting, eating, refreshing and also a job. It is a support house for young women. Recently the a roof top garden was made in the project, for self-resilience and vegetable growing. 

ISRAELELWYN, JERUSALEM

ISRAEL ELWYN established in 1984 and serves over 5,000 disabled individuals. The association believes that every individual deserves to be a part of the population and should not be isolated from it.  

ha'hazer, BAT YAM
POPULATION: mental health handlers

A rehabilitation nursery, cooperating with BatYam city hall and the ministry of health. the employees are people struggling with mental health issues. They offer plants and decorative planting pots, a workshop center and a beautiful garden for events.

BORGANI, MAAGAN MICHAEL Population: Ptsd

Borgani the organic pit is a comuunal sustainability project. It is a plant nursery for herbs, vegetables and ornament. There is also a carpentry workshop, art in recycled wood and a communal compost. The project was established by Nahum Lamor-friedman, Eyal Levy and Lior Bentor from the kibbutz “Maagan Michael”.
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