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Plants and flowers can be a rich source of therapy as well as pleasure. These sites provide more information.

 

American Horticulture Therapy Association
Information about this national organization concerned with the promotion and development of horticultural therapy as a therapeutic and rehabilitative medium for persons who are disabled or disadvantaged.
 

Enabling Gardens
This excellent Infinitec guide covers accessible environments, blind or visually impaired gardeners, types of raised beds, container gardens, walls and trellises, using soil, adaptive tools, and gardening resources. An introduction to horticultural therapy is also included.
 

Gardens for Every Body
This publication from the University of Missouri – Columbia provides information about container gardening, raised beds, pathways, trellis, health and safety, special considerations, and tools. Related links are included.
 

Horticultural Therapy
This page from Virginia Tech’s Department of Horticulture features information and links relating to horticulture therapy associations, resources, theory and research, Virginia programs, and related web sites.
 

Horticultural Therapy
Although this attractive site focuses primarily on the Chicago Botanical Garden, readers will also find a great deal of general information about horticultural therapy and accessible gardening.
 

Horticulture for All Home Page
Information about the Federation to Promote Horticulture for Disabled People (FPHDP), a British charity designed to encourage and facilitate communication between people working in the fields of social and therapeutic horticulture.
 

Horticulture Therapy
This page from City Farmer, Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture, includes an excellent list of books, websites, college courses, companies, and other resources.
 

I Can Garden
This website includes several site includes several informative articles about accessible gardening. Titles include Expanding Garden Horizons for the Physically Challenged, Building a Raised Bed, and Gardening from England (sensory gardens),
 

Susan’s Disabled Gardening Page
A gardener with Kugelberg-Welander’s Disease, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis shares her experiences and tips. Links to accessible public gardens of BC, Canada are included.
 

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