For persons with severe disabilities that require specialized training and on-the-job support not possible in community workplace settings, we provide jobs in the social entrepreneurship businesses of our innovative UCP Seguin Enterprises program. These businesses provide UCP Seguin with an earned income opportunity for sustaining our vocational training, community employment, and horticultural therapy programs. One such business is Seguin Gardens & Gifts. Seguin Gardens & Gifts is a retail garden center and gift store, selling both indoor and outdoor plants, as well as other products (such as pots, mulch, small garden implements, potting soil) used in outdoor gardens and indoor plant maintenance. The store focus is on the do-it-yourself home gardener. Plants for sale range from annuals to perennials, seasonal vegetables to porch plants, herbs to hanging baskets. In addition, Seguin Gardens & Gifts markets seasonally based product lines that capitalize on special holidays and seasonal events. The store offers a wide range of gift-giving merchandise, as well as providing hands-on garden-related classes to the community. Seguin Gardens & Gifts has a large greenhouse area to house its wide-ranging garden products. Seguin Gardens & Gifts provides a state-of-the-art Horticultural Therapy program, which was designed for people with severe developmental disabilities, including those with multiple sensory and physical impairments as well as medical conditions. Seguin Gardens & Gifts offers opportunities for vocational training as well as creating jobs for hard-to-employ adults with developmental disabilities. Additional benefits to participants include improved physical mobility, enhanced social skills, increased levels of relaxation and reduction of stress—and ultimately increased self-esteem and sense of self-worth from their involvement in Seguin Gardens & Gifts. For more information, call Seguin Gardens & Gifts at 708.222.2772 or visit our website.