Milligan C , A.,Gatrell & A. Bingley et al., 2003, “Cultivating health”: therapeutic landscapes and older people in Northern England., Institute for health Research, Lancaster University
- Author : Milligan C , A.,Gatrell & A. Bingley et al.
- Year : 2003
- Title English : “Cultivating health": therapeutic landscapes and older people in Northern England.
- Pages : 61
- Publisher : Institute for health Research, Lancaster University
- Outline in English : OUTLINE: (from the Aricle Abstract) While gardening is seen, essentially, as a leisure activity it has also been suggested that the cultivation of a garden plot offers a simple way of harnessing the healing power of nature. One implication of this is that gardens and gardening activity may offer a key site of comfort and a vital opportunity for an individual's emotional, physical and spiritual renewal. The authos have examined how communal gardening activity on allotments might contribute to the maintenance of health and well being amongst older people. By enhancing the quality of life and emotional well being of older people, we maintain that communal gardening sites offer one practical way in which it may be possible to develop a 'therapeutic landscape'.
- Comments/Notes : Published in: Social Science & Medicine 58: 1781-1793. See: Outline. The report is downloadable:http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/ihr/research/mental/documents/culthealthfinalresearchreport.pdf
KEYWORDS: Gardening, allotments elderly, health, well being