Nature and community

Therapeutic Horticulture has so much to offer to children in particular in a school environment. For one, the children are engaged in making real changes to their gardens and instantly see the benefits of their physical work. By adding new green spaces and growing food, the children are actively engaging with issues of climate change and learning about food production. Therapeutic gardening helps people connect with others and reduces feelings of isolation and encourages team work and a sense of community. At Panania Free Rangers, we like to donate the extra produce to local charities and churches, this allows them to recognise that their hard work in the garden is not something that just benefits themselves.