Gardening Therapy Program

GARDENING THERAPY PROGRAM

Neurologist Dr. Holly Mogiano, M.D. teaches a Gardening Therapy class and works with our veterans at Earth Angel Farms greenhouse. Our on-site veterans gardens play a crucial role in helping veterans improve their mental health and in defeating their addictions. Therapeutic gardening gives patients the opportunity to get closer to nature; grow fresh fruits and vegetables for use in our cuisine; and interact with butterflies, birds and other wildlife attracted to the healing garden. Gardening can also provide veterans with an increased sense of self-purpose and self-worth, especially for those who have no close friends or family.

Simply spending time in nature has been scientifically proven to promote total wellness and to be effective as a supplemental treatment for psychological disorders. A healing garden is specially designed to aid in the improvement in overall health of a diverse population. At California Palms, our therapeutic gardening program strives to empower patients to be active participants in their addiction recovery.

Experience Nature’s Healing Power

Our healing gardens were created by our patients and maintained by our patients, with the assistance of experienced therapists and addiction care professionals. The garden serves our patients as a sanctuary, a place where they develop new skills and interests and one where they can enjoy a much needed distraction from rehab. Healing gardens are also a place where patients can explore their spirituality and raise self-awareness.

Therapeutic Gardening and Addiction Treatment

The California Palms healing gardens play a crucial role in helping patients improve their mental health and in defeating their addictions. Therapeutic gardening gives patients the opportunity to get closer to nature; grow fresh fruits and vegetables for use in our cuisine; and interact with butterflies, birds and other wildlife attracted to the healing garden. Gardening can also provide patients with an increased sense of self-purpose and self-worth, especially for those who have no close friends or family.

Perhaps the greatest benefit from our therapeutic gardening program is the potential long-term impact it can have on an addict’s life. Not only will it help guide them through rehab and into recovery, it can also give them a new passion or hobby to help keep them occupied and sober following inpatient treatment.

PHONE (800) 262-3742 We accept Medicaid insurance from Molina, Paramount, and United. We accept Veteran insurance from Tricare, Humana Military, Triwest, VA Community Care, and VA Mission Act. We accept commercial insurance from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United, Cigna, and Aetna.