15 Ideas for a Children’s Discovery Garden

Posted by Nicole Bradley on Aug 12, 2016 3:17:39 PM

 

We found this article and we just HAD to share it with you!  

We all know that children (and adults!) THRIVE when they get outside and active.  Here is a great article by Laura Gaskill that was posted on Houzz with a few examples of fun and creative ways that we can transform our traditional backyards into amazing and engaging discovery zones for our families!  This is a great way to encourage our children to get outside and active.  

At Sebert Landscape we are passionate about encouraging families, companies, and communities to Come Alive Outside.  Visit our Sebert Events page on our website to see if one of our Come Alive Outside events will be in your area.    We will be hosting 3 Come Alive Outside events in 2017 and we want you to join us!  You can find photos from past events here.  

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Topics: Company Culture, Hardscaping, Landscape Design/Build, healthy habits, grow your own food

GROWING COMMUNITY

Posted by Nicole Bradley on Nov 11, 2015 9:55:34 AM

The Natural Prairie & Community Garden at Advocate Sherman Hospital produces a bounty of benefits.

When Advocate Sherman Hospital constructed its new location in Elgin, Ill., an expanse of land on the property was a blank canvas. Master Gardener Patsy Hirsch, a regular volunteer at the hospital, saw more than empty space. She asked then CEO Rick Floyd, “Wouldn’t this be a great place to put in a community garden?”

That conversation seven years ago planted the seed for Advocate Sherman Community Garden. “We make people healthy here through our services in the hospital, but it really starts with what we ‘put in’ and ‘take out’ of our bodies through food and exercise,” Hirsch relates.

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Topics: Sustainability, Company Culture, master gardener, healthy habits, grow your own food, community gardens, garden, where does our food come from, community partnerships