Most of us can attest to the positive effects that nature in general and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, in particular, has on our minds, bodies, and souls. The Therapeutic Horticulture program that Lewis Ginter hopes to launch would unearth this healing effect on populations that lack routine access to the Garden or any safe space […]Read More
Meagan Casey is a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing a Master of Social Work. She may not be a green thumb (yet), but Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has revived her love for the healing power of nature. Meagan will carry these lessons forward as a Social Work clinician.
Social workers are unique: we operate from the knowledge that a person’s overall well-being depends greatly on the conditions of his or her environment. The impact of nature and experiences out-of-doors are often under-valued in my field and many others. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden— where nurturing the mind, body, and spirit is a constant, enduring […]Read More