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GrowTH Network Member Feature: Rebecca Reimer

May 13, 2024

Every month we spotlight a member of the GrowTH Network in The Root Beat newsletter. This month we are featuring Therapeutic Horticulture practitioner, Rebecca Reimer.…

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connection with plants

Plant Care = Self Care: Mind, Body & Soil™ Series

April 5, 2024
From the gentle act of seed saving, the mindful practice of companion planting and the resilience found in the face of change during transplanting, each step of plant care offers a moment for reflection, growth, and connection that ultimately promotes self-care. Led by experienced instructors Katie and Kristin, our new course, Mind, Body & Soil™ will guide you through the rich tapestry of gardening practices, inviting you to cultivate not only a flourishing garden but also a deeper connection to yourself, and the natural world In this article, we take a look at the different topics covered in our Mind, Body & Soil™ including the phases of seed starting, growth, and transplanting and explore how these activities contribute to your own self-care.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Sensory Garden Plants & Their Therapeutic Benefits

February 25, 2024
Sensory gardens are therapeutic landscapes designed to engage the senses—sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing—creating a unique environment that fosters a deep connection with the natural world. These gardens, filled with carefully selected sensory plants, are not just visually appealing; they allow for moments of healing, comfort, play and sensory exploration. 

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How Therapeutic Horticulture Nurtures Children and Youth: 6 Growing Benefits

February 12, 2024
By engaging with soil, plants, and the outdoors, children and youth can explore the enriching experiences that nature uniquely provides, fostering growth and learning in a way that screens simply cannot replicate. In this blog post we dive into how gardening can be a powerful tool for personal growth and well-being, especially for children and youth.

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How to Incorporate Gardening into your Practice: Tips for Recreational Therapists

January 21, 2024
In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of structured gardening programs in recreational therapy and explore activities you can add into your practice. We’ll dive into the social and therapeutic benefits of therapeutic horticulture, both indoors and outdoors, and discuss its integration with other therapeutic methods for overall health and well-being.

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Year in Review & Looking Ahead to 2024

December 14, 2023
Dear friend of Root in Nature, December in Canada naturally inspires reflection, with the beautiful first snowfalls and the quiet serenity they bring. As someone who thinks more about the future than the past, I find the changing of the calendar year an invigorating time full of new possibilities and ideas. Those closest to me are subjected to my old-school vision boards on New Years Eve each year!

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5 Proven Benefits of Nature’s Impact in the Workspace

November 21, 2023
In this blog post, we’ll explore the remarkable benefits of nature at work and creating a biophilic office or workplace that not only enhances your work life but also contributes to a greener, more sustainable future. Plus, stay tuned for an exciting announcement at the end about our upcoming e-learning course, Nature at Work, launching in just one week!

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The Significance of Photography in Therapeutic Horticulture: Ethical Best Practices

October 15, 2023
In this blog post we dive into the importance of taking photographs in your therapeutic practices as well as the ethical best practices which you should consider.

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Harvest to Hibernation: Your Fall & Winter Therapeutic Horticulture Checklist

September 17, 2023

The approach of fall and winter provides a unique set of challenges and opportunities for therapeutic horticulture practitioners. Whether you’re looking to master the art…

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hazardous plants and plant safety

A Comprehensive Guide To Hazardous & Poisonous Plants In Therapeutic Settings

August 22, 2023
This guide will illuminate the lesser-known characteristics of some common plants, explore what you should do if a participant comes into contact with poisonous plants and safety tips you should implement in your therapeutic practice.

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‘Intro To Therapeutic Horticulture’ – Everything You Need To Know About The E-Learning Course

July 26, 2023
Discover the transformative world of therapeutic horticulture with our comprehensive and self-paced online learning course, designed for recreation therapists and other allied health professionals seeking to harness the profound potential of plants and gardening in their therapeutic approach.

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Introducing The GrowTH Network

June 19, 2023

In a world where stress and mental health issues are on the rise, Root in Nature is on a mission to strengthen human health through…

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Making Natural Easter Egg Dyes

May 19, 2023

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate more sustainable and natural practices into this season without sacrificing your traditional activities, consider making your own…

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Nature as a Workplace Ally

March 19, 2023

Enhancing health and productivity at work through connection to the natural world. As we transition out of what feels like a never-ending pandemic period, team…

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