Media Links

I decided, after accumulating quite a lot of links from media sources that it made sense to have it’s own links page.

UK

Gardening Leave – Article from the Guardian newspaper in England about the growing trend of gardening leave in the UK. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/10/growing-appeal-national-gardening-leave

If You Can See A Tree You’re Likely To Be Happier – Another Guardian newspaper article about the link between happiness, deprivation and access to green space. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/nov/20/unhappiest-people-not-most-deprived?CMP=EMCNEWEML1355&goback=%2Egde_3962999_member_188423516

North America

Dallas Arboretum Gardening-As-Therapy – Article, containing some great pictures, from the on-line section of the Dallas News. http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/headlines/20120613-dallas-arboretum-is-using-horticulture-as-therapy.ece?ssimg=612444#ssTop612454

Complementing Life at St. Joseph’s Health Centre – Article from Canada’s on-line magazine Hospital News. http://www.hospitalnews.com/complementing-life-at-st-josephs-health-centre/

Gardening with Special Needs: The Benefits of Horticultural Therapy – Published by Michigan State University. http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/gardening_with_special_needs_the_benefits_of_horticultural_therapy

Gardens of Mercy: Baltimore Hospital’s Green Roof. http://www.landscapeonline.com/research/article/17101?goback=%2Egde_3962999_member_189345101

A Plan for America’s Largest Urban Park – An article about plans to create an urban park in Chicago, Illinois. Also has some information about other urban parks around USA and the benefits of such developments. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/12/plan-americas-largest-urban-park/754/

New Detroit Farm Plan Taking Root – From the Wall Street Journal taking a look at the Urban Farm projects in deprived areas of Detroit, MI, focussing on financier John Hantz’s proposed Hantz Farm project across the city. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304898704577479090390757800.html#project%3DDETFARMS%26articleTabs%3Darticle

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Horticultural Therapy – Article including quotes from horticultural therapists with links to the University of Minnesota. http://lakeminnetonkamag.com/article/human-interest/minnesota-landscape-arboretum-horticulture-therapy

A Root to Recovery. Interesting article by Tamzin Baker about horticultural therapy , it’s history and some examples across the globe. Includes some excellent pictures too. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/664cb052-fd8c-11e1-8e36-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2DK1alV4t

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