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    Why create a garden library?

    If your department, establishment, association already has a care garden or simply wishes to create one, think about creating a garden library at the same time! In the following article we will see the interest of creating a garden library for the teams, the relatives and the direct beneficiaries of the care garden. The need to learn Interests of a “garden” library for patients A library devoted to the garden is a way to get out of the routine, out of the place for a while. Imagination is solicited, daydreaming is encouraged, forgetting for a brief moment the care, the condition, the disease through beautiful works on gardens, plants, trees.…

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    French Prison Garden

    A first article about the prison garden and the health needs of prisoners is being written today. What is the pulse in French prisons today? Does Nature have a role to play in the prison world? Can we talk about care garden, therapeutic garden in prison? Are there health needs that could be alleviated by the garden in prison? I would like to thank Céline Barrault, a doctor at the Tours prison since 2007, for taking the time to answer my questions.  Her return, allows this article to be closer to the reality of the field and more alive. I hope that you will appreciate his return, as I do,…

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    The therapeutic garden, a place of expression

    From its conception to its occupation, through its horticultural workshops, the care garden should be made for and WITH the patients, the beneficiaries. I generally prefer to call them “gardeners”, for its more inclusive (patients, relatives, caregivers or volunteers) and less stigmatizing side. The inclusion of the latter from the start of each project allows a better appropriation of the garden in the making and its future use as an aid to therapy. There is no question of returning to these aspects. No, today I propose a more psychological vision, noting the points that make the therapeutic garden a place of expression for the beneficiaries. What’s the expression? Let’s start from…