Melissa Bierman

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Melissa Bierman


Melissa Bierman is a registered Horticultural Therapist in Behavioral Health at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. She manages two ambulatory care sites that implement horticultural therapy programming for community wellness. She also manages the installation of raised community garden beds and a farmers market on the hospitals campus. 

Melissa has specialty and experience in therapeutic garden design training and programming, and conducting horticultural therapy in clinical settings. 


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Unity Center for Behavioral Health Garden

As the first behavioral health center of its kind in the region, the Unity Center for Behavioral Health aims to become a national model for providing compassionate mental health care in times of crisis, without unnecessary waiting. Every element of the Unity Center was designed as a therapeutic environment to support hope, hospitality, recovery and resilience for behavioral health patients, including its Healing Garden, which offers a restorative setting for staff, patients, and families to recharge, exercise, and participate in activities.

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