Horticultural Therapy

what is Horticultural Therapy?

Horticultural therapy is a therapeutic practice that uses gardening and plant-related activities to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals. It is a form of therapy that harnesses the therapeutic benefits of engaging with nature and plants to promote healing, rehabilitation, and overall wellness. Horticultural therapy is conducted by trained professionals who integrate gardening and plant-related activities into treatment plans for individuals with various physical, mental, or emotional challenges.

Program Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Horticultural Therapy:

    • Participants will receive an overview of horticultural therapy, understanding its principles and the positive impact of nature on mental and physical health.
    • Educational sessions on the benefits of plant care and gardening practices.

  2. Hands-On Gardening Activities:

    • Engage in a variety of hands-on gardening tasks, including planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting.
    • Learn sustainable gardening techniques and how to create and maintain a therapeutic garden space.

  3. Nature Immersion:

    • Explore the picturesque Still Rise Farms, surrounded by lush greenery and serene landscapes.
    • Guided nature walks and mindfulness exercises to promote relaxation and connection with the natural environment.

  4. Therapeutic Workshops:

    • Specialized workshops on the psychological and emotional benefits of horticultural therapy.
    • Techniques for incorporating horticulture into daily life for continued well-being.

  5. Group Activities:

    • Foster a sense of community through group gardening projects.
    • Opportunities for shared experiences and social interaction to enhance emotional well-being.

  6. Personal Reflection and Journaling:

    • Encourage participants to reflect on their experiences and emotions during the retreat.
    • Journaling prompts and guided reflection sessions for a deeper understanding of personal growth.

  7. Nutritional Wellness:

    • Integrating fresh produce from the gardens into nutrition-focused workshops.
    • Discussions on the connection between a healthy diet and overall well-being.

Still Rise Farms – Where Growth and Renewal Flourish.

Join us at Still Rise Farms for an unforgettable Horticultural Therapy Retreat! Embrace the therapeutic power of nature, connect with like-minded individuals, and embark on a journey to elevate both your physical vitality and emotional equilibrium.