Send us 3 creative
horticulture programs with descriptions, pictures
and supplies and state why it was a success.
This must be programs you did with your residents
but we don’t need to see the resident
in the picture. It should be a picture of the
finished program or product. If you do send
pictures with your residents you will need to
get permission from your residents to send these
pictures as they will be printed on line on
our web site. Deadline August 10th 2007.
Email your pictures,
description of programs and supplies needed
for the program to IN
THE SUJECT LINE OF THE EMAIL PUT “HORTICULTURE
CONTEST”. Judging will take place August
15 2007. Please include Name of your facility,
type of facility, your name, facility address,
and title, phone number and email address.
Prizes to be awarded:
$100.00 worth of party supplies from www.activitytherapy.com party
store. Because the product line is so inexpensive,
$100 is really like $300 because you get so
much for the value.
A sample idea might
be to have a Rose Show or garden show? Very
easy to do. Simply use tables covered in white
table cloths. Purchase water that comes in green
or blue bottles. Take the water label off of
the bottle. Place one flower in each bottle.
Place a white card with the name of the flower.
Ask your florist for 100.00 worth of flowers
and one of each one she has. Ask the florist
to identify each flower. Play soft music or
hire a harpist. The high functioning residents
can be given a form with the flower names listed
on a page and ask that they go around and find
each flower. Low functioning and moderate functioning
residents will enjoy just seeing and smelling
the flowers. This is a really pretty event.
You can expand this idea by inviting local flower
Think outside the box. This can be an inside event or outside event. This can
include flowers, plants, vegetables, growing, cutting, drying, painting flowers
crafts, etc. One of the horticulture programs has to be with your moderate
functioning residents and will need to show us how you adapted the program.
You will need to indicate which programs are high functioning and which are
moderate functioning. All entries will become the property of Alternative Solutions
and will be offered on the www.activitytherapy.com web site. The submissions
will not be returned. The winner will be posted on our web site under horticulture.
The winner will be personally notified in August 2007.