We at Serenity Gardens have built a place for veterans and their families to get away from the stressors and triggers of everyday life. We want to recalibrate the family dynamics to provide a clean and healthy place for growth, be it new or existing.
Helping the service member understand that he/she is not alone, the garden is a safe space. During these weeks of work, the focus will be social and educational while providing information to help practical problem solving and coping strategies. Plant the Seed
As a nonprofit organization, Serenity Gardens receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and support can be provide for our veterans, service members and their families. A $100 contribution allows us to purchase and install a 8’x4’x1” raised garden bed at a service members home.
Reintegration for Service Members and their families after a deployment, time in service, or even during their service, holds multiple challenges at multiple angles.
Veterans push themselves to the max, drain their emotional tank, and physically exhaust themselves. Their family is pushed to the max, their emotional tank is drained, and they are physically exhausted. This psychological, physical, and emotional burden can, and has caused stress, depression, anxiety, or a combination of any of the three.
These three “weeds” (stress, depression, and anxiety) can overtake the Garden of our mind, but with proper cultivation and the right tools of care, these emotions can become manageable.
Located in Manor, Texas
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2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
3:00pm – 3:30pm Orientation
3:30pm – 4:00pm Class Presentation
4:00pm – 5:00pm Gardening Event
Stage One – Safety and Stabilization (Plant the Seed)
Understand before being understood. Central task of this stage is establishment of safety. Helping the service member understand that he/she is not alone, the garden is a safe space. During these weeks of work, the focus will be social and educational while providing information to help practical problem solving and coping strategies. Plant the Seed
Stage Two – Remembrance and Mourning (Time to Grow)
Focus on defined goals individualized by each service member, in a time limited format, while composed of homogenous members. The Service Member must deal with the reality of life and face the challenge. Now he/she understands they are not alone. The body must be conditioned and prepared to face these challenges, just as the new plant must push through the soil and darkness to reach the sunlight, after breaking through the surface.
Stage Three – Reconnecting (Extend your Roots)
Empowerment and Reconnection is the doorway to recovery. The key to unlocking that door is developing desire and initiative. This allows the service member to step through the framework of their previous lifestyle and reconnect and reexperience intimacy and trust.