Meet Green Chimneys

About Green Chimneys
Bruno and sheep for emailGreen Chimneys is a nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the natural world. Founded in 1947 and headquartered on a farm and wildlife center in Brewster, NY, Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs. Green Chimneys services include an accredited special education school on two campuses, residential treatment center, animal-assisted and nature-based therapeutic programs, public education and recreation programs, and community based support for underserved youth and families. Visit our website >

About Horticulture Education at Green Chimneys School
IMG_1818An integrated approach to horticulture and gardening connects plants to human health and personal well-being, and promotes social and life skills that enhance the personal development of students. Educational School Gardens at two campuses in Putnam County, NY,  play an important role in the lives of Green Chimneys students. Practical lessons in the garden enhance and reinforce theoretical learning in the classroom. Students gain respect for nature, manual work, individuals, and the community and have opportunities to grow plants, harvest vegetables, and prepare meals using produce out of the garden. Learn more >

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One Response to Meet Green Chimneys

  1. anna says:

    Hi I’m Anna, I live at seamark ranch in Green cove springs. We grow different plants, we raise chickens, cows, turkeys, a pig, donkeys, rabbits, and horses.

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