"Famous writer Germaine Greer said "A garden is the best alternative therapy." The Chedoke Chronic Pain Management Unit (CPMU) agrees.
"Pain Management Centre clients grow a little relief" - see page 3 of the Hospital's newspaper "The Insider" - gives a history of the Horticulture Therapy at the CPMU.
"Horticulture Therapy (HT) uses plants and the natural world to improve the social, physical and emotional well-being of individuals who participate in it." (Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association)
The Occupational Therapists and volunteers work with clients during functional activity, where the patients have the opportunity to work through individual treatment goals, using horticulture therapy indoors and modified gardens outside using raised beds.