Gardening as healing for vets


This won’t surprise you avid gardeners; it’s confirmation of what you already know.  It’s here in the NY Times.

“But being with the plants gives me time to think and meditate, to feel
the soil or clay or whatever you’re working in. I talk to my plants.
Maybe it’s crazy, but it’s given me a chance to get out, work with
others, grow something and do something that’s right, not just for
myself, but for the whole community.”

Patrick Corcoran, who served with the Marines in Lebanon, said: “It just lowers the volume in my head. It allows me to think on a rational level.”


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