Gardening as a tool to support positive mental health in children
Guest Blog Post - Lee Maitz
As a paediatric Occupational Therapist, I have worked with hundreds of children, diagnosed with a range neurological and mental health disorders. In fact, the second main reason for referral to my therapy services, only after Autism Spectrum Disorder, is anxiety and the resulting behavioural responses and difficulty with emotion regulation.
While there are about 1700 species of bees in Australia, the little old honey bee is responsible for the broader scale pollination of our plants. Pollination ensures our wildflowers and crops continue to flourish and grow.