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Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

UMMS-Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute

2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
http://www.umrehabortho.org/patients/healinggarden

BenchKernan Hospital’s Healing Garden was made possible by the local staff, community volunteers and associations. The garden incorporates benches, a water feature with fish, a sensory garden, a medicinal herb garden and secluded activity areas with specialized gardening tools, June09 010trellises, arbors and planters. It was designed and constructed so that it could be used as a rehabilitation tool for teaching patients to maneuver on different types of terrain. This therapeutic option prepares them for negotiating their way around their home and community environment when they leave the hospital.

Highlights

  • Healing & Restorative Garden

Designer

Anne Gleeson, Environmental Restoration, Inc.

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    Friends of the Green Road is seeking volunteers to help with outdoor projects at the Green Road site in Bethesda, MD. Information available on their webpage (click here) or by email at volunteer@tiih.org

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    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

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