A healing garden can benefit people who are suffering from an illness or a debilitating injury. Self-direct rehabilitation can motivate a person to heal, even if it is done five minutes at a time to transform a direct lot into a place of healing. You can work your way up to more time, slowly and over the course of years. One plant, and project at a time, a yard can be transformed into a place of peace.
- When the house owner transformed her backyard, despite all the improvements inside, that is when her house became a home.
- Suffering a debilitating illness makes it impossible to go far from home. Looking to the home and garden can be a way to self-direct into a rehabilitation program.
- You do not need to take big steps, any step is a first step and build on it. One day at a time. Your garden can be a great place to heal.
“I went out to the yard and evaluated the space. I borrowed pretty much every book on gardening vegetables, fruit, herbs, perennials, trees, and shrubs from the library that they had. I also grabbed books on canning, fermenting, sourdough, cheese-making, handmade soap, and natural beauty.”