Health & Wellness
Wisconsin Gardener Segments tagged as Health & Wellness
The worlds largest potato gene bank just happens to be in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Research there includes everything from frost hardy potatoes to varieties that soon may be used in the fight against breast cancer. Now there’s an eye-opener.
Horticulture Educator Mike Maddox gives us both the official and unofficial definition of Horticultural Therapy and explains how it is used in medicine and in our communities.
In Fitchburg, visit the very special gardens of Agrace Hospice Care, which provide beauty for the patients, their families and the staff.
Join Susan Rice Mahr to learn how biological control (predators, parasitoids and pathogens) is an excellent first choice for chemical control of an insect problem.
We visit Union Grove to see therapeutic horticulture in action with the Green Works training program.
Learn how to transform children's swimming pools into raised, accessible gardens. Sylvia Mitchell overcame a massive stroke and has been in a wheelchair for 10 years. She and her partner came up with an interesting way for her to continue gardening.
Rinse your organic vegetables before you eat them. Barb Ingham, a UW-Extension food science specialist, explains why you should wash your veggies.
Visit the wheelchair accessible garden Polly Rabion created in Whitefish Bay. Created specifically for the wheelchair bound, Polly invites nursing home residents and others to visit.
Learn about the health benefits of garlic with Anne Walker of Homeland Garden in Madison.
UW-Extension Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson looks at some other plant diseases that are beneficial to people.