Wellness Garden provides a green space for ASCEND members to participate in therapeutic gardening. Allows members to focus their attention on the immediate tasks and details of gardening.

Gardening can reduce negative thoughts and feelings and can make you feel better in the moment. Just spending time around plants eases stress for many people. Boosts self-esteem to help you feel valued and feel positively about yourself.

Therapeutic Gardening is a complementary therapy, which uses plants and gardening to promote health and wellness.


Germinating is an essential stage of growth. Much like how the seeds need to be nurtured, our members do as well.

High Tunnel August 23

Much of the produce we grow, and harvest in our Wellness Garden goes back into the agency programs and the community.

Our agency has gone green. See all the ways we are reducing our carbon foot print to help our garden!

Another facet of our Wellness Garden is our 20×60 High-Tunnel which houses a variety of produce throughout the growing season.

Red Peppers

We cultivate a handful of heirloom varieties of produce. Once the harvesting has ended, we collect seeds so we can continue to use them year after year.

To learn more about our Wellness Garden or to schedule a tour contact: Wellness Garden Coordinator, Kayleigh Winne at kwinne@ascendmw.org.