According to the Horticultural Society of New York, which has practiced "horticultural therapy" with Rikers Island inmates since 1989, the list of benefits is a long one: "stress reduction, mood improvement, alleviation of depression, social growth, physical and mental rehabilitation and general wellness."
Wow! Well, there you go. No wonder I'm in such good mental shape! ;)
Could you use a little stress reduction and mood improvement?
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