On October 13, 2016, Olive Crest Academy students planted their classroom gardens for the Fall season. Garden themes consisted of an art garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, pollinator garden and many more! Kring & Chung’s involvement in OCA’s therapeutic garden program began in April 2016. Since then, the children have been utilizing what they have grown and are benefiting from taking care of their gardens. While working in the therapeutic school garden and learning about the life cycle of plants, students are gaining an understanding of nurturing, problem solving, learning from mistakes, personal responsibility, and compassion. Click here for more information on the school’s website.
Olive Crest Academy is a nonpublic, non-profit special education school for grades K-12 that specializes in providing individualized academic instruction to students with unique needs, including developmental and learning disabilities, emotional and mood disorders, behavioral challenges, dual diagnosis, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
If you are interested in contributing to the ongoing maintenance and curriculum implementation of Olive Crest Academy’s therapeutic garden program, please contact Courtney Kring at (949) 261-7700 or [email protected].