“Many adults with Intellectual Developmental Delays have no meaningful daytime activities. Ultimately, if we are going to help adults with disabilities live more fulfilling lives, we must understand the effects of a life spent doing nothing… and invest in change.”
Taylor &Hodapp, 2012
Taking Root Farms will offer social, vocational, educational, recreational and leisure activities that are unique to a farm community. The farm setting provides structure as well as variety in the daily lives of the individuals it serves. Residents and day participants of Taking Root Farms will live a full, purposeful life through work that is valued by participants and society, balanced by healthy recreation. Taking Root Farms will emphasize the importance of emotional intelligence: how to assume responsibility, how to compromise, how to handle challenges and how to give back to the community.