Horticultural therapy: green thumbs, clear minds

In dense urban areas like Sydney’s inner city, many of us don’t get much of a chance to practice gardening and make connections with nature. New research from the University of Technology Sydney has shown that “horticultural therapy” programs can have enormous mental health benefits for participants, encouraging social interaction and providing an escape from the concrete jungle. Nic talks to the paper’s co-authors, mental health nursing lecturer Fiona Orr from the Faculty of Health and Associate Professor Sara Wilkinson from the School of the Built Environment at UTS.


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