The Healing Power of Plants: Horticulture Therapy at McClendon Center
After two-years, the impact of horticulture therapy at McClendon Center keeps growing and growing!
“Horticultural Therapy has been a wonderful addition to the McClendon Center’s “bouquet of services.” The clients love the group so much. They have learned a lot about plants and themselves. We are so happy to be in partnership with Plants and Blooms ReImagined.”
– Aisha Shabazz, Program Director McClendon Center Day
For almost 2 years, McClendon Center has been working with Kaifa Anderson-Hall of Plants and Blooms ReImagined to offer a weekly horticulture therapy program for their Day Program’s 100+ mental and behavioral health constituents.
A typical horticulture therapy session at McClendon Center involves caring for recurring plants, new plant introductions, sharing observations and personal anecdotes, and providing space to reflect on the shared needs for both plants and people to thrive.
Here’s what some of our Horticulture Therapy Program participants have to say: