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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Garden project taking root


“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

Thanks to the Conservation Foundation, Hinsdale Nurseries, a challenge grant from a generous Board member, and dozens of volunteers, Turning Pointe was able to finish the first phase of its outdoor beautification project. You can see the new perennials on the front of our building facing Ogden avenue and new trees along the south side of our building to welcome visitors to our main entrance.

This phase is only the beginning of a dream to create a safe backyard for students, including sensory plants, an adapted playground, and prairie plants to restore an unused area to a beautiful sanctuary for peaceful reflection and safe recreation.

Not only do our landscape plans add visual interest and meaningful activities for students, but they will create outdoor spaces for our entire community to benefit from the healing power of nature. Providing our students access to natural spaces is a critical project. You can join us in transforming our landscape and providing medicine for the soul by volunteering or donating to this vital project.

Find details on our website at Volunteer or Donate, www.turningpointeautismfoundation.org.

Carrie Provenzale
Carrie Provenzalehttp://www.turningpointeautismfoundation.org
Carrie Provenzale is the Executive Director of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. Previously, she served as a consultant and member of the Turning Pointe Board of Directors. She also has 20 years of experience with local and regional nonprofits.