As an instructional outdoor space, the Sunflower Hill Garden is a medium for educational, therapeutic, and life skills training; offering adults with developmental disabilities opportunities to thrive.
Our multi-disciplinary programs and activities are designed for adults with special needs (intellectual and/or developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, epilepsy, and other chromosomal abundancies). Led by our knowledgeable and dedicated Garden staff, the curriculum is specially designed to offer unique experiences for individuals of all abilities.
Our in-person, Hands-On Garden Groups meets weekly and bi-weekly at the Sunflower Hill Garden. The program, which is open to adult day and adult-in-transition programs, offers person-centered programming for adults with developmental disabilities, providing opportunities to learn, explore, and engage in new and supportive ways. Led by knowledgeable staff with a passion for both people and plants, curriculum addresses educational, therapeutic, and life-skill topics to grow important independent living skills. Hands-On groups are uniquely designed to honor all ability levels.
Groups learn about work imperative to keeping a garden growing, tools and skills employed in such work, and enjoy extended time participating in field tasks practicing what you have learned. Participants explore tasting new and healthy foods, and engaging in the natural setting.
If you are a representative with an adult day or adult-in-transition program and interested in being notified of our upcoming program dates, please submit a request.
The Sunflower Hill Garden produces thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce each year, which is planted and harvested by our program participants. Over 80% of our produce is donated to local nonprofits. The remainder is donated to our program participants and volunteers as well as sold at our Harvest Stand.
Located at Hagemann Ranch in Livermore, CA the Sunflower Hill Garden was co-founded by Christina Bogert and Lynn Monica and broke ground in 2015 with the mission to provide educational and vocational horticulture opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
Contact us to learn how you can volunteer in the Garden.
Sunflower Hill Garden
455 Olivina Ave Livermore, CA 94550