The Rooted Story

In the spring of 2008 the idea of an overnight Bed and Breakfast with healing and restorative gardens, for caregivers, was born. Founder and Executive Director, Lisa Story, turned to nature and the dirt of the earth as a way to move through the grief of losing of her father. Learning horticultural therapy, Lisa began pouring her pain in to the earth, creating healing and restorative gardens. Lisa realized there was a lack of support for caregivers in the Pittsburgh area to take a ‘short break’ away from the stress of caring for someone that truly offered a change of perspective.

Nature Therapy, On Purpose, By Design

Nature therapy is at the core of the Hope Grows mission. We incorporate a proven scientific approach to our programming and the emphasis is on holistic and integrated wellness, using positive and mindful techniques, individualized to each caregiver’s needs.  The Healing and Restorative Gardens on the property are designed with restoration and meditation in mind, as well as, a place for a change of environment; a sanctuary of mind, body, and spirit