The horticultural therapy program offers clients a well-rounded environment to learn marketable job skills and become a productive member of society. Clients work in our six greenhouses, two public retail garden centers, and community vocational sales training program (wholesale routes). Experts in the field state that horticulture therapy produces improvement in eye-hand coordination, sensory stimulation, reduction in stress level, enhanced attention span, and emotional bonding in individuals with developmental disabilities.
A New Leaf is a garden center just like any other garden center. The only difference is that 95% of our products are grown and made by individuals with developmental disabilities. Throughout the year, our clients work planting and cultivating thousands of bedding plants (annuals and perennials), hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, house plants, and poinsettias. Plants are sold to the general public and wholesale customers.
Blooming Acres, A New Leaf’s new Community Supported Agriculture program, is a thriving 3 acre farm operated by the individuals we serve. Adults with developmental disabilities will be involved in all processes of farming – from planting seeds to cultivating the crops to harvesting the produce to delivering the product to consumers.
All products can be purchased at our two retail locations. Please visit us at 2306 S. 1st Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74012 or 2405 S. Elm Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012 to purchase all your gardening needs.