Our Shared Garden
MONDAYS & FRIDAYS(weather permitting)
Location: Trescony Park Community Garden (Trescony St., Santa Cruz, CA
Everyone is welcome to join whether you are new to gardening or come with a plethora of experience. We now have 7 raised, wheelchair accessible garden beds (200+ sq ft) at the Trescony Park Community Gardens! We’ll spend afternoons in the fresh air sowing seeds, watering, weeding, pruning, harvesting and enjoying. Come watch the greenery grow and reap the harvest through the year! Wear comfortable clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty, and make sure to bring a sun hat. This ongoing project is for all ages to enjoy. Check out Our Shared Garden Facebook Page to see updates of the garden!
NOTE: For the month of July, Our Shared Garden sessions will be held from 10:30-12:30pm (changed from 12:30-2:30). This change in schedule will help participants avoid the heat of the summer sun. The program will return to the normal schedule in August.
Young Artists Studio
Location: Hope Services in Santa Cruz (220 Lincoln St.)
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Young Artists Studio (YAS) is an inclusive art program for people of all ages with and without special needs. A major goal of the program is to unite two communities that do not regularly interact, the disabled and the able-bodied.
Young Artists Studio classes run throughout the year, taking a break for the holidays. New students always welcome! For more information, check out the Young Artists' Studio website
Location: Depot Park
Time: 4:30 - 6pm
Cost: $75 for the season
The Soccer Stars of Santa Cruz County is a league for kids aged 4 and up with any special need. Each player is paired with a buddy to play with one on one to help the player reach their full potential. Afterwards, players and buddies enjoy pizza from Woodstocks!
To PARTICIPATE as a soccer player - Registration for the Fall Soccer Stars season will begin on August 24th at the first play date. The cost for the season is $75 per player which includes all play dates, uniforms, trophies, team pictures, food and drinks, and the team party. Checks should be payable to Soccer Stars of Santa Cruz County.
Registration forms will be available at ALL play dates. If you can’t make it to the first one, it’s never too late to sign up! We encourage all young people to come by and check it out. Spread the word and tell your friends about this AWESOME opportunity!!
To VOLUNTEER as a buddy - No special skills required… just a willingness to run around with your player and have a good time! Volunteers can earn up to two hours of community service per playdate, and afterwards get to enjoy a FREE pizza dinner provided by Woodstocks with their buddies.
Adaptive Yoga Project
Directed by Annica Rose, the Adaptive Yoga classes are designed for students with a variety of needs who are looking for a safe place to experience the multiple benefits of yoga. These benefits would include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, moderate strengthening, and the ability to be present in themselves in the breath to achieve the optimum degree of healing in each experience.
Other yoga clases, such as Back Care Basics, Junior Adaptives, Yoga for Parkinsons, and Restorative Yoga are available as well! View the Adaptive Yoga Project Website for more information about this program and how to register for a class!