McLaughlin Park before and after one of The GreenWorks Team's gardens.
What our participants have said about their experience with The GreenWorks Team:
It has helped my personal growth — it has improved my self-image, and helped me to become more patient. Also I feel good and proud when I see the plants grow up, which is the end result of my work.
It is called “horticultural therapy” because you are beautifying a space that needs to be beautiful! It makes me feel useful and I learn a lot about the living planet.
I like to plant flowers and water the plants. It helps me to focus better, and to be less anxious now.
I see the plants grow from seed and it makes me feel like I will grow and develop in the future. Also it has helped me to communicate better with other people and with my family.
Gardening uses your hands and your body. You keep busy, it takes your mind off your problems. It becomes a hobby, not a chore. Not only do the plants grow, but I develop as well.