Erik Keller: A Therapist’s Garden



ON BIG BLEND RADIO: Horticultural therapist and master gardener Erik Keller discusses his new book “A Therapist’s Garden: Using Plants to Revitalize Your Spirit.” Listen here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Spreaker, Podbean, or SoundCloud.

Within the book’s pages, there are many stories of interest: the Zen of mixing mud with seniors; crafting surprising salads out of weeds; and a hidden rabbit bringing joy to girls in a juvenile detention center to mention a few.  “A Therapist’s Garden” takes readers on a journey of how interacting with plants and nature can help heal mental, emotional, and physical trauma. Through the lens of January to December in a New England landscape, readers discover how horticultural therapy improves the lives of those in pain including special-needs children, cancer patients, and disabled seniors.

“A Therapist’s Garden” is unique in portraying how gardening, nature-based arts, plants, and horticulture can revitalize the spirit of people. It encompasses over 20 years of experiences seeing the healing power of horticultural therapy.  More at

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