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The other side of me – Horticultural Therapist…

I feel so fortunate to have been in an article featuring Horticultural Therapy last week in the San Antonio Express-News – Reporter, Jessica Belasco,  was so wonderful to work with, as was photographer Kin Man, and Home and Garden Editor, Tracy Hobson Lehmann.

I love living in San Antone, where people like Tracy Lehmann value gardening and gardeners!!!!!!!!!!

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http://www.expressnews.com/lifestyle/home-garden/article/Therapeutic-garden-helps-heal-patients-with-5429427.php?t=a06e08e045a578a364#/0

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29 Comments

  1. SheriK

    Beautiful article and beautiful work! Gardening is so therapeutic!

    • Thank you, Sheri – and I agree about it being therapeutic alright! -xericstyle

  2. I saw the article and recognized you from your blog. Very cool! Thanks for what you’re doing to give back in our city.

    • Abbey, your comment made me cry! Thank you for such kind words – you truly made my day…and then some! Have a lovely weekend!- xericstyle

  3. What an incredibly inspiring story. It is truly a gift that you are giving when you share the therapeutic value of gardening with others. Love the metaphor of the caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. Beautiful!

    • It feels wonderful to give that gift too! – xericstyle

  4. melissamontgomery911391518

    Congratulations heather! :)
    From: Xericstyle Reply-To: Xericstyle Date: Friday, 2 May, 2014 1:38 PM To: montgomery Subject: [New post] The other side of me ­ Horticultural TherapyŠ
    WordPress.com xericstyle posted: “I feel so fortunate to have been in an article featuring Horticultural Therapy last week in the San Antonio Express News – Jessica Belasco, the reporter was so wonderful to work with, as was photographer Kin Man, and Home and Garden Editor, Tracy Hobson L”

  5. Such a deep truth about gardening “”Through garden therapy, individuals can “be an agent for change on a living thing outside of themselves,” Kreski said.”” There are so many ways we are taken out of control, taken away from being change agents, taken out of recognizing we are living beings in a living system. Our garden work runs counter to those trends, even as we are so often frustrated by our results. We struggle, we learn, we grow. I think it is incredibly appropriate healing and growth are both on offer through these avenues in service to your community.

    • I could not agree more, TINGLES!!!! -xericstyle

  6. What a wonderful way to use your knowledge and skills! Congratulations upon receiving recognition for your efforts.

  7. What a wonderful job! It can’t get much better than to help and see others heal and nurture gardens as well! Great article……thanks for brightening my day!

    • Thanks for your comment that brightened mine, Sally! -xericstyle

  8. congratulations! that’s really awesome. The garden is a beautiful metaphor for life.

    • I really appreciate that Louis! Bonjour!!!!!!!!!!!! -xericstyle

  9. Congratulations on the article, Heather!

  10. Lesley Muir

    Yahoo!! Love it!!!!!

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    • Thanks Les! xoxxoxoxo -xericstyle

  11. Salma Quraishi

    you are so spectacular, Heather!!! This is the perfect combination of all your passions– it couldn’t be more perfect! The service aspect is wonderful, and so YOU!

    • Thank you, Salma! xo I do feel so lucky indeed to be doing something I absolutely love. -xericstyle

  12. brvogt

    Awesome! Nice read.

  13. Congratulations Heather!! What a nice story and pictures. I’m so glad you are sharing your love through this therapy work and this Xericstyle!

    • Thank you JJ – lots of love to share…love you guys! Great seeing the Michiganders last week xo -xericstyle

  14. Congrats! I enjoyed reading more about this other facet of yourself…well-written.

  15. Laurin Lindsey

    What a wonderful job you have and I connected with everything you said in the article. I design gardens for people and I have some underlying hopes and desires. One is to create a design that gets them out into their gardens, even if they say no no i am not a gardener I want low maintenance. The other is to incorporate places to grow herbs and veggies if they will consider it. I am saving your article and now following your blog. I agree that gardens are a metaphor for recovery from a life-threatening condition. I have always found solace in gardening!

  16. What a fantastic article! Working as a horticultural therapist sounds like a tremendously rewarding job, and I imagine that after spending so much energy thinking about design, it’s a refreshing change in approach to how you engage with the garden.

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