Benefits of Gardening for those in Recovery

Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead has deployed a mobile cart therapeutic gardening program fresh with seasonal plants to engage the five senses of sight, sounds, taste, touch and smell.
(Photo: ~Courtesy of Carrier Clinic)

Gardening while in recovery, offers evidenced-based benefits for behavioral health. Laura DePrado developed a program using a therapeutic mobile cart to promote wellness and recovery at Carrier Clinic in NJ.

People have long realized that plants and gardens, and the very acts of gardening and growing produce countless healthful benefits for human beings. 

Carrier Clinic, located in Montgomery, has operated on that premise since its founding. The campus is rooted as a working on-site farm, where the therapeutic role of being “hands-on” with nature has been sown into its team-method approaches to better behavioral health.  

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