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Garden On Wheels Offers Easy, Flexible Gardening for Seniors and Urbanites

Garden On Wheels Offers Easy, Flexible Gardening for Seniors and Urbanites | GardenWell Seniors | Scoop.it
A basic, wheelbarrow-like raised bed garden is a neat solution for those with no space or little strength.
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The Buehler Enabling Garden

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The Buehler Enabling Garden encourages gardening for people of all ages and abilities.

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A great resource for Enabled Gardening. 

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The Buehler Enabling Garden

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The Buehler Enabling Garden encourages gardening for people of all ages and abilities.
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A great resource for Enabled Gardening. 

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Macomb County agriculture still growing strong - Michigan State University Extension

Macomb County agriculture still growing strong - Michigan State University Extension | GardenWell Seniors | Scoop.it
Michigan State University Extension Macomb County agriculture still growing strong Michigan State University Extension In addition to the educational tour, families will also: enjoy visiting with Michigan Commodity representatives, hear a Romeo...
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Growing Healthier: Health benefits of gardening for seniors

Growing Healthier: Health benefits of gardening for seniors | GardenWell Seniors | Scoop.it

For seniors at risk of isolation and depression, gardening offers a number of physical and mental health benefits. Researchers point out that there is natural motivation in gardening, when seniors nurture another living thing. It is rewarding and provides a sense of accomplishment to see it grow. Spending time outdoors absorbing sunlight has also been shown to improve mood, sleep, and decrease feelings of sadness.


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There are also many cognitive benefits to gardening such as decision making, learning, problem solving, memory, reasoning, understanding language and attention. 

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Mary Jo Gehrking's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:38 PM

Be sure to check out the "Memory Garden" post in the related links at the end of the article.

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Women can reduce poverty, increase food production - IPPmedia

Women can reduce poverty, increase food production - IPPmedia | GardenWell Seniors | Scoop.it
IPPmedia Women can reduce poverty, increase food production IPPmedia These 13 women have organized themselves and started gardening; as a group, they have a special day in a week to work in one garden, which we can call a communal or group garden,...
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Gardening, determination and positive thinking has enabled these women to help themselves. 

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The Buehler Enabling Garden

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The Buehler Enabling Garden encourages gardening for people of all ages and abilities.
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A great resource for Enabled Gardening. 

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Horticulture therapy | The Doomed Garden

Horticulture therapy | The Doomed Garden | GardenWell Seniors | Scoop.it
The sufferers of schizophrenia I work with are more rarely attracted to the option of helping in the garden that we maintain in the yard of our group home, but those with schizo-effective disorder are almost guaranteed to ...
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Therapy and better eating - Boulder Weekly

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Therapy and better eating
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The series will be a part of Growing Gardens' horticultural therapy program, which serves seniors and people with disabilities.
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