From the Editor

Gardening as Therapy

I’m delighted that I get to lead a “Lunch & Learn” workshop on the benefits of gardening for health. I started gardening as a child when I asked my Dad for some space for an herb garden. He built a raised bed for me but it had some really bad California clay soil in it and my first foray was far from a success. But that’s the beauty of gardening. When you have a failure, the next season comes along and you are renewed in your belief that this time it will be a success!

There are so many benefits to your health when gardening. Not just the physical exercise, but emotional as well. During the pandemic shutdown of 2020, I spent it happily busy working, creating, and enjoying my garden.


“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you are needed by someone.” ~ Martina Navratilova, Tennis Player, cancer survivor.