This story reviews how hospice clients and families use the Heritage Gardens for horticultural therapy. The garden is located on the campus of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center in Wilmington, DE. The center has a number of gardens all with different characteristics and stimuli to interest the wide variety of people who come to the center.
This piece in the Staten Island Advance recounts the experiences of Eileen Torricelli, who is Garden Therapy Chairman for First District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State. It reviews the programs at the Community Resources main campus, group homes and pre-school in Richmond, Staten Island. The nice aspect about the piece and the center is the wide range of therapies used as well as populations served.
The integration of physical, occupational and horticultural therapy is the focus of this story about how gardening is being used at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Tennessee. The brainchild of a farmer who had a stroke and two physical therapists, a small courtyard was turned into a therapeutic gardening center. It has been so well received that the site is being expanded next year and a larger garden built.
Herb Haven is a vocational and gardening program targeted toward women and children striving to become independent. Its recent profile illustrates how horticultural therapy can be used not only to mentally heal people but also provide vocational training.