Ageless Gardens

#101: Healing Plants

 

A renowned writer attributes her health and longevity to gardening.  A medicine woman finds remedies for her people in ‘nature’s pharmacy.’ A sculptor who has gardened for over 70 years gains inspiration. A controversial healing plant, in cookie form, is used as a natural sleeping pill.

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#102: Therapeutic Gardens

 

Hospice patients use gardening as therapy, for the aging body. An engineer practices bonsai gardening to restore his mind. A 93 year-old retired nurse uses gardening as a quiet time to remember loved ones. A therapist creates a hospital garden that gives patients a place to relax and restore.

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#103: The Wild Garden

 

A restaurateur forages for wild mushrooms to use in his world-renowned eatery. Sisters-in-law bloggers locate wild plants for tea, and a nighttime tonic. An entrepreneur harvests seaweed for topical and edible uses. A west coast gardener rescues wild plants that create an oasis for local wildlife.

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#104: Gardens Grow Community

 

A group of community gardeners campaign to change city boulevard gardening laws.  A radio host keeps a virtual community of gardeners together, over the airwaves. Recent immigrants and refugees seek engagement with others in their new community.  An inner-city community garden on the prairies exists with the credo "help yourself."

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#105: Adaptive Gardening

A gardener uses raised garden beds so she can continue her hobby after hip surgery. Disabled gardeners use a variety of adaptive tools. A retiree downsizes when her husband moves to a care home. A Toronto landscape architect plans a low maintenance patio garden to suit his own aging lifestyle.  A woodworker builds gardening tools for impaired gardeners.

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