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Nichols Center Community


The Blessing Garden, Remembrance Garden, Memorial Garden, and Community Vegetable Garden all serve as therapeutic spaces for our wellness and recovery community and families at the Nichols Center. Our goal is to educate our families on the healing benefits of gardening and the organic process while providing a focus for healing.



Our Garden Club works together to create and upkeep the gardens around the center. Join us on the last Saturday of the month for a work day in the gardens.


In 2022, Nichols Center is offering an engineering internship to Douglas County STEM students to engineer our raised community gardens. 


Brighten Academy Charter Middle School students are working on a special project to reduce food waste and learn about composting. Nichols Center volunteers are working to educate youth in our community on the importance of environmental awareness and the therapeutic processes of gardening for wellness and recovery.


The Blessing Garden is home of our Blessing Box. This is a "take something, leave something" to bless someone in need. The garden had medicinal herbs and plants with Recovery Rocks painted by families in recovery to leave messages of hope. 

Things to leave the in Blessing Box:

non-perishable food

hygiene products

school supplies


feminine products

notes of encouragements

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