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Horticultural therapy growing into a key program at Medical University of South Carolina’s Urban Farm

MUSC’s horticultural therapy will be an important part of patient care at the Children’s Hospital when the time is right, McMillion said.

By Parker Milner
Charleston City Paper
Jan 5, 2021

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The Medical University of South Carolina’s Urban Farm’s horticultural therapy services are enhancing an intensive treatment program for local children with behavioral challenges, helping kids ages 6-17 stay active outdoors with garden-based projects.

“That’s been amazing for them,” said Rebecca Daffron, clinical coordinator for MUSC’s STAR Children’s Day Treatment Program, which aims to stabilize, treat, assess and reintegrate children and adolescents. “Fresh air for everyone is therapeutic, but then there’s also the grounding techniques and being able to grow something outside.”

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San Antonio Food Bank’s urban farm vital to organization’s mission

Goal for farm is 300,000 pounds of food every year

Max Massey, Reporter/Anchor
Eddie Latigo, Photojournalis
Ksat
Jan 5, 2021

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“We have 40 acres here at the food bank and then we also have 64 acres out at Mission San Juan and about 40 acres of that is under cultivation as well up there so 80 acres of cultivation total,” Darron Gaus, farm manager said.

Anyone that’s grown, cultivated or farmed knows that this is never an easy task, but at the urban farm for the food bank there is more than enough motivation.

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