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Native Seed Sowing & Seed Bomb Making, with Registered Horticultural Therapists Laura Simonds-Rumpf & Colleen E. Griffin

Saturday, February 17 -- 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


We’re looking towards spring as we welcome back local registered horticultural therapists Laura Simonds-Rumpf and Colleen E. Griffin, who will lead participants through a hands-on therapeutic horticulture activity using materials from the natural landscape. These workshops will focus on specific native plants from Southern Maine, and each participant/family will take home a container of newly sown native seeds that are ready to be placed outside and will emerge in the spring. Participants will also be making their own seed bombs to “launch” at home. These sessions will support the nationwide Homegrown National Park initiative that seeks to regenerate biodiversity through planting natives in support of pollinators.

What is therapeutic horticulture? Therapeutic horticulture is the process through which participants enhance their well-being through active or passive involvement in plant and plant-related activities. Horticultural therapy seeks to utilize the healing power of plants with individuals of all ages, ancestry, and abilities in an effort to improve mental health, physical wellbeing, and sense of community. 

This program will take place in person at the library. All are welcome, but attendance is limited and registration is required. If you’d like to attend, please register below. THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.

About Laura Simonds-Rumpf

Laura Simonds-Rumpf, HTR, raised in Cape Elizabeth, is currently on the board of the American Horticultural Therapy Association. She has served many populations including those living with dementia and their care partners, veterans, people with brain injury, and those with developmental & intellectual challenges.

About Colleen E. Griffin

Colleen E. Griffin, HTR has been practicing horticultural therapy in Southern Maine since 2018. She serves on the board of the Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network. Colleen conducted therapeutic horticulture classes at Dempsey Center for Quality Cancer Care and created a program for special needs students, grades 6-12 in a passive solar greenhouse.


Saturday, February 17
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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