Tuesday, 2 September 2008

What is Social and Therapeutic Horticulture?

It is the participation by a range of vulnerable people in groups and communities whose activities are centred around horticulture and gardening (may also include small scale agriculture).

Social and therapeutic horticulture is regarded by many health and social care professionals as an effective intervention for improving the quality of life of people with a wide variety of physical, psychological and social problems.

* Growing Together -
Social and therapeutic horticulture for vulnerable adults

* Thrive - a small national charity that uses gardening to change lives

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