Thursday, March 11, 2010

Therapeutic Gardening

A natural approach to health, healing and recovery. Gardening, which has long been part of the monastic experience, is good for body, mind and soul. Share

4 comments:

tubbs said...

Friend's Hospital in Philadelphia is an historic institution for the care of the mentally ill. (In the Quaker tradition, it has always been one of the most humane of such institutions, rarely-if-ever shackling their wards). Horticulture therapy has been utilized there since its founding.

Here in Florida, and double-burdened with Elder-Care, I could certainly use the theraputic aspect of one of my favorite pasttimes. My first attempt caused a run-in with fire ants; the second attempt introduced me to a coral snake. I haven't made my third attempt yet, but garden fever is still hitting me as the days start to lengthen. Hopefully #3 will be the charm!

elena maria vidal said...

Be careful!

Unknown said...

Gardens are so important. They feed the soul. I have a potager garden on a little sliver of land in the only sunny spot of my backyard, the SW corner. The rest is oak trees, but they are wonderful as well - shade is a blessing in the South.

Julygirl said...

My therapy from a garden is to sit with a glass of ice tea or something stronger and LOOK at the garden. The digging in the dirt part is not fun to me. But I know many many people who agree with the theraputic effects of digging in the dirt.