Horticultural as a supportive modality has been used for thousands of years to enhance the well being of individuals with and without diagnosis. Mental, emotional and physical health are all benefited when working with nature. The applications for supportive horticulture run across all lines of need, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, physical therapy, incarceration well being, personal development, emotional support, persons with special needs, teen therapy, geriatrics, Alzheimers enrichment and many more.
Supportive Horticulture can lift a mood, assist in time and space orientation, give a feeling of satisfaction and provide an outlet for emotional exploration. Socially it can create a space for working together or a time to be quiet with oneself and nature.
We have come so far from the land that reconnecting with the Earth and our relationship with her is a much needed opportunity for all.