Growing with Care: Using Greenery, Gardens and Nature with Aging and Special Populations
Based on the tenets of The Eden Alternative?, Growing with Care offers guidance to begin indoor and outdoor gardening activities, and enhance established gardening programs. This valuable, easy-to-use reference will help Homes develop a program that creates a sense of ownership, empowerment, and companionship for residents and clients in long-term care, assisted-living, or day community environments.
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