Did you know that certain plants grown close together become helpmates? It’s true. In healthy plant communities, good companions with diverse needs and abilities support each other for maximum health. But it isn’t just plants that thrive best when grown together, people do too! [Read more…] about Growing Together | Lessons from Nature
A visit to the countryside is a great way for people of all stripes to reduce stress and experience an improved sense of well-being. It is one reason why it is so important that opportunities are created for those who need a little extra support in order to access natural spaces. [Read more…] about Sensory-Rich Farm Visits Increase Well-Being in Disability Population
Kacey Pope hopes to call Madison Fields home one day. Watch her story to learn more about the challenges facing the 80,000 adults on the spectrum who are currently seeking housing options. [Read more…] about Kacey Pope | Where Will She Live?
I got the chance to shadow Alex while he tended the vegetable garden made a true farm-to-table lunch– It was delicious! Alex told me that although autism is an undeniable part of his reality, he doesn’t feel like it defines him as a person. It was his interest and education in plants that led to his AmeriCorps VISTA position as a botanist at Madison Fields. Watch Alex’s story below: [Read more…] about Alex Cathcart | There is no Neurological Default
Madison Fields Barn Attendant, Adam Jones, shares how the opportunity to work in the field he loves has helped him “find his true self” in this enlightening mini-documentary.