Sprouting Minds is a 501(c)(3) non-for profit organization founded in February, 2019 by program developer Jordan Payne. While working as a behavioral health specialist, Jordan developed a therapeutic horticulture group for clients in a partial hospitalization program. Following multiple successful fundraising campaigns several non-profits reached to developing their own therapeutic horticulture programs, promoting mental health and resilience and Sprouting Minds was born. Sprouting Minds is currently responsible for over five therapeutic gardens in southeastern Ohio and Indiana.
The Sprouting Minds Vision
Sprouting Minds seeks to inspire immersive, trauma-informed, and strength based therapeutic horticulture, developing at risk youth's resiliency and psychological well-being.
Developing Resilience in the Garden
It is time to start addressing what happened to the person in stead of asking what is wrong with them. Our Sprouting Minds is a passionate supporter of developing resilience through therapeutic horticulture. Check out the resilience factors below to further understand our approach!
Our team trains in trauma informed care, specifically to give participants healthy interactions with safe regulated adults, helping develop resilience.
Our garden projects consistently give power back to our participants. By choosing their own plants and building their own garden participants feel heard and seen.
Our participants have something to be proud of, they build a raised bed, or grew their own pumpkin. By participating in a Sprouting Minds program, participants have an opportunity to develop self-worth in a meaningful and tangible way.
By introducing gardening to participants, they are exposed to a potential external support for coping with stress or adversity.
Our partners consistently seek to find ways to develop social skills and positive connection among peer groups of their target population. The garden provides a common objective for participants to work toward.
Sprouting Minds s a 501 (c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.