Gardening is proven to be an effective therapeutic tool that is known to decrease stress levels and anxiety. Among incarcerated youth, this sense of peace helps students face their frustrations and challenges while giving them a positive outlet for their expression.
Down to Earth teaches students that growing a garden is like growing into a man or a woman. This powerful analogy gives students a sense of purpose by working with the earth and planting seeds that result in a bountiful harvest that’s actually tangible in their own lives.
In a therapeutic sense, if students enjoy the fruits of their labor, they are more inclined to complete and enjoy their personal goals.