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Seaside Wellness Gardens

Organization Mission

To utilize animal, horticulture, art and other activities to inspire, reinforce, and motivate individuals with special needs, their families and caregivers. We consider disabilities to be diverse-abilities.

Social Change Project:

Our social change project is to build a Village of Diverse-ability at Seaside Wellness Gardens to bring individuals, families, caregivers, and allies together and to build a coalition so they have a self-affirming environment that may promote self-determination. We utilize horticulture, agriculture, arts, and recreational activities to build ourselves and our bonds.

Seaside Wellness Gardens is an innovative program that includes every type of child. When visiting Seaside students are free to explore the beauty in nature. While exploring the beautiful grounds, students and teachers feel a connection to the peace and beauty on earth. It's a moment to reflect and acquire peace within ourselves while appreciating our environment.

- Shannon Jaffe

We Did It!

We did it, together, and raised $282,144 for 53 local nonprofits.