New Jersey Agriculture: Therapeutic Gardening

There’s something soothing about working in a garden. The feeling of the dirt in your hands and watching a plant flourish bring a sense of serenity and fulfillment. 

The therapeutic practice of gardening has proven to have significant physical, social and cognitive benefits, and has been specialized in the field of horticultural therapy.

“Horticultural therapy is the process of connection people and plants through vocational, social and therapeutic programs under the direction of a Horticultural Therapist,” says Laura DePrado, horticultural practitioner with Final Touch Plantscaping LLC.

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By Hannah Patterson
Published in New Jersey Agriculture, page 39

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