Gardens During Wartime

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Here is a link to an interesting story from National Public Radio about Kenneth Helphand's book Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime.

Although the creation of gardens during wartime does not generally occur within the context of Therapeutic Horticulture, I find it fascinating that people have for centuries created gardens as a means of survivial, both for food and comfort. As Helphand states in his book, "Gardens are inherently optimistic, The gardener has faith that what is planted will grow" (p. 224). The growth that occurs in gardens signals that things can change and gives us reason to have hope.

I particularly like the photo of the soldier in Iraq with his patch of lawn.

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