Mental Health and Gardening on the Radio

Listen as Kaj Hasselriis interviews members of Central Toronto Community Health Centres’ garden about the link between gardening and mental health. This piece was aired on CBC radio on May 8th, 2013.


Let’s Grow! Gardening Activities to Promote Mental Health, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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The manual is now available to be downloaded, the link is above!

“Let’s Grow! ” is filled with easy gardening activities for spring, summer and fall. There are also a limited number of print copies available. If you are interested in receiving one, please email Linor David at with your contact information.



Central Toronto Community Health Centres has been runningĀ  a community garden program over the last few years. We have been looking more deeply at the link between gardening and mental health and recently held a conference on the subject. We are also putting together a manual of gardening activities that could be used in community gardens or gardening programs. This blog is a place to post some of that information so it can be easily accessible to others looking for the information.