25 Sep 2022

Gary Altman - Plants and happiness

From Sunday Morning, 11:07 am on 25 September 2022

The idea that talking to your plants helps them grow has been mostly debunked, but new research has shed some light on the benefits for ourselves.

Nearly half of the people in a Trees.com survey acknowledged that they talk to their plants and most of those believe it has helped their mental health.

Gary Altman is a Registered Horticultural Therapist and a Teaching Instructor in the Department of Plant Biology, teaching the Horticultural Therapy Certificate program at Rutgers University in the US.

Toddler watering potted flower in indoor garden (Photo by Tiina & Geir / Cultura Creative / Cultura Creative via AFP)