49 Morris Street
Webster, MA 01570
(508) 943-0700 ext. 2105
Best Buds Greenhouse was developed in 2010 to provide our individuals
with a unique employment option. The greenhouse is located at our Day Habilitation 1 program on Morris Street in Webster, MA, and is equipped with heating, irrigation and a wide variety of gardening tools. It operates from March through July. Individuals are involved from seedling to mature plant. They plant small plugs into pots, fertilize, water, and maintain the growth of vegetables and annual flowers throughout the growing season. Different plants are introduced each year to expand upon the learning experience for our individuals who choose this employment option.
This horticultural therapeutic experience also supports the physical needs of an individual by increasing range of motion, fine motor skills, and physical strength. Our individuals benefit from boosted self-esteem, problem solving skills, and creative expression. Positive interactions and teamwork are a natural result of working as a group toward the creation of a quality product to be sold in a variety of venues. Community inclusion is a constant benefit of this project as our individuals deliver the plants to Take 2 Consignment, Closet Classics, DDS offices, and the Town of Webster.
After the growing season the greenhouse still provides vocational opportunities for our landscaping crew who repair, clean and secure the structure for the off-season.