We serve people of all ages and abilities, with a focus on those with special needs and disabilities. Our goal is to contribute to the mind, body, and spirit of the individuals we serve by improving their physical, psychological, recreational, educational, and social well-being. TALMAR is a leading provider of horticultural therapy experiences for the disability community, visitors, organizations and educational institutions throughout Maryland and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome at Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland (TALMAR). We serve people of all ages and abilities, with a focus on those with special needs and disabilities.
Our horticultural and organic farm environment provides numerous opportunities for physical and psychological healing, stress reduction, physical exercise and vocational training. Our Horticultural Therapy professionals integrate instruction on agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture, allowing participants to engage with nature in planned, individual and group formats.
Our programming is especially adapted for people with disabilities- physical, mental, social, and behavioral. Our horticultural programming is especially beneficial to seniors, veterans, and special needs organizations. The goal of our programs is to create social and therapeutic horticultural activities which both educate and rehabilitate the individual. This allows the individual to learn about the necessities of gardening. This can be accomplished with the use of adaptive tools and modified techniques to ensure success. TALMAR accommodates individuals and groups for one hour sessions with up to 8 participants. To schedule our services for individuals or groups, please email Tanya Ray or contact us at 410-825-2020.