A Therapist's Garden: Using Plants to Revitalize Your Spirit (Paperback)
2022 Discovery Award Winner - Home & Garden
"Spending a year in the gardens with Erik Keller is illuminating and inspiring. A Therapist's Garden is the balm we need in troubling times." -Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
The Zen of mixing mud with seniors; crafting surprising salads out of weeds; and a hidden rabbit bringing joy to girls in a juvenile detention center. These are a few of the nearly 100 stories that Erik Keller takes readers on through a journey of how interacting with plants and nature can help heal mental, emotional, and physical trauma. Through the lens of January to December, in a New England landscape, discover how horticultural therapy improves the lives of those in pain including special-needs children, cancer patients, and disabled seniors.
Though A Therapist's Garden primarily deals with the emotional and physical benefits of nature-based interactions, it also provides an array of practical gardening advice and tips through client stories as well as monthly outings and crafts that will surprise and delight readers.