THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE

Therapeutic horticulture is much more than just gardening. Edible Garden City builds gardens and creates programmes that employ gardening as the backdrop to guide participants in five aspects of holistic well-being:

  • Physical Movement

  • Social Synergy

  • Mental Engagement

  • Nutrition and Knowledge

  • Psychological well-being

OUR CARE FARMING PLAN

Edible Garden City has embarked on a holistic Therapeutic Horticulture and Care Farming initiative, to help alleviate social issues faced by Singapore's fast-ageing population.

 

The initiative includes software and hardware elements, from garden builds to gardening programmes, and will also include research and training elements.

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WHY THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE

Gardening has incredible physical, mental and emotional benefits, and has been scientifically proven to improve the health and well-being of everyone from stressed-out office workers to the elderly.

Over the past few years, Edible Garden City  has worked with the National University of Singapore and the National Parks Board on a series of studies investigating the effects of habitual gardening on elderly with early-stage dementia.

 

Results showed that gardening had positive emotional, mental and physiological impact on participants. The company has also observed anecdotal evidence of improved spirits and social wellbeing amongst socially employed adults with autism spectrum disorder and low-income seniors in other elderly gardening programmes. 

Read more about the research regarding therapeutic horticulture, that has been done locally.

Watch this space, as we share more about our therapeutic horticulture projects with you!
We'd love to hear from you!
We are located at:

Edible Garden City

60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375

Come via Margaret Drive at Queenstown.

Nearest MRT: Queenstown

(East West Line)

Nearest Bus Stop: Queenstown Public Library or Opposite Queenstown Public Library

(Buses 32 and 122)

 

Not open to the public except during tours, workshops and volunteer sessions.

hello@ediblegardencity.com

For events, workshops and venue hires only:

Email: learn@ediblegardencity.com

Text: +65 8817 4054

(weekdays 1000 -1800 hours)

Submit: Enquiry Form

We will get back to you within 3 working days.

For other enquiries:

Garden Builds

Education

Produce & Citizen Farm

Careers

Media

Volunteering

Check out our FOODSCAPE page to view some of the edible gardens we have built and maintained.

Pop by our HAPPENINGS page to find out about all our upcoming events that you can take part in!

Keen to get your hands on a box of farm-fresh produce grown and harvested specially for you? Head on over to our CITIZEN BOX page to sign up now!

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