Lavender Crest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit - ID #81-5159323

Mission

Lavender Crest

Compassion – Connection – Educate - Enjoy

Our Mission
As a therapeutic/care farm our mission is to utilize the healing powers of animals, plants, nature and each other to promote compassion, connection, Educate and enjoy.
 
Our Vision
Our vision is to facilitate a positive and non-judgmental environment for all participants to flourish. Lavender Crest is a place where children and adults can develop relationships with therapy and rescued animals, utilizing their senses to experience various aspects of nature and to develop the confidence to connect with one another.

 

 

Our therapy includes:

Animal assisted therapy, education and activities that strive to improve and cultivate mutually beneficial lifelong relationships between people and animals

Horticultural therapy, healing gardens and landscapes where plants, horticulture, gardens and landscapes are used in therapy as settings to improve well-being

“Tests show that natural settings fire up opioid receptors connected to the brain's dopamine reward system.” In other words, “nature is like a little drop of morphine for the brain, Opioid receptors inhibit pain, but they are also good for stress relief, forming emotional bonds and positive thinking.”  (Eva M. Selhub, Alan C. Logan)