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Heal Me With Plants

“Horticulture therapy as it’s known today in the United States took root (so to speak) following the first World War. It was used as a treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD …” According to an article published yesterday at the Baltimore Sun, Gardening therapy is growing at this Maryland mental health hospital, “Research shows that just being around plants can make people feel good, and mental health providers now believe working with greenery specifically offers benefits such as stress relief, anxiety reduction and aggression control. There is growing evidence that learning to care for plants also can boost self-esteem while providing work experience.”

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