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Check out this article from the Chronicle Herald Nova Scotia, “Gardening is good therapy,” by Beverley Ware, about women at a women’s center in Lunenberg. Click HERE or on the title above to link to the article.
According to Nancy Chambers, Director at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine’s Enid A. Haupt Glass Gardens in New York City, “horticultural therapy is the modern professional discipline that uses planting and gardening activities to help patients improve their physical and psychological condition.”*
To learn more about horticultural therapy, go to the American Horticultural Therapy Association’s and the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association’s websites.
*Chambers, Nancy (2003). “Horticultural Therapy and Infection Control in the Healthcare Environment.” Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, Vol. XIV, pp. 56-61.