We are thrilled with the popularity of our WORKS programs.
In order to provide participants with individualized hands-on support from the UCR team and instructors space is limited.
Due to the high demand for the Works programs, participants may only attend one WORKS program at a time.
Session September--October THIS PROGRAM IS FULL
8 2-hour classes
Organizer: Jenn Lynn
UCR WORKS: Farming with The Hines Garden will teach your loved one skills to work in a real farm-to-table farm setting. Attendees will be taught several skills and practice them throughout the 11 week session, while learning about other aspects of farming and healthy lifestyles.
**Upon completion of the program, if an attendee wants to have an interview, they could possibly be hired to work on the farm! This is the ultimate internship and job training opportunity. **
This inclusive program takes place at the Hines Garden at 18500 Muncaster Road in Derwood. Is lead by the experienced staff as well as experienced UCR special educators.
Kathy Clarke is our Inclusive WORKS Program manager. Learn more about her here!
Skills Learned & Practicing
Collecting eggs from hen house
Adding fencing & trellis work
Completing new/undesired tasks
Bring sunscreen and bug spray
No personal care provided. Minimal behaviors will require caregivers/staff.
Are you the perfect Candidate? Do not sign up if your students cannot tolerate being in the elements: heat, rain, sunshine, humidity, mud and/or dirt!
Must be able to get dirty
Navigate wet, muddy and sometimes slippery surfaces
Must follow instructions in a 1:3 setting
Must have reliable transportation to/from work site in Derwood
Must be able to tolerate working outdoors, in the elements, for 2 hours
Team work driven