The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Geauga County provides education, support and advocacy to individuals with mental health conditions and their family memberes. In collaboration with Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, NAMI has started the Planting for Change Community Garden.
A quote by Audrey Hepburn perfectly sums up our mission, "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Our goal is to bring the community together to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by offering a nurturing space to make lasting connections and learn gardening skills.
We are looking for volunteer gardeners - NO EXPERIENCE is necessary!
This garden is open to individuals living with mental illness/addiction, their loved ones and everyone in the community.
Visit us at Morning Star Friends Church - 12550 Ravenna Rd, Chardon OH
Open gardening times: Tuesday - 8-11 am Thursday - 5-8 pm Saturday - 10:30-12:30 pm