Warren Wilson students install sensory garden for Veterans Treatment Court use

Press release from Veterans Treatment Court:

Over the weekend, a sensory garden was installed outside of the new Buncombe County courthouse by members of Warren Wilson College’s graduating social work class of 2021.

This garden features thoughtfully selected plants with calming properties and a multitude of
psychological benefits. Not only will this garden serve as an area of respite for all who visit the
courthouse, but also as a tool for those involved in the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). Members of the VTC will utilize this space for horticulturally-based healing to engage in the evidence-based mental health benefits of gardening.

“This project represents more than just a garden, it shows an effort by our community to come
together and support our Veterans,” says Kevin Rumley, Program Director of the Veterans
Treatment Court. “We offer many resources to our Veterans and we are happy to add another one in downtown Asheville, with the support of our community partners at Warren Wilson College.”

The mission of the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is to promote public safety through accountability and responsibility. We assist and support Veterans and their families as they move through a coordinated effort among the court and community-based Veteran services, while improving their quality of life, thereby leaving no Veteran behind.

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