Elizabeth Diehl

last updated 6/8/2018

Elizabeth R.M. Diehl

Director, Therapeutic Horticulture at University of Florida

Location:
2015 North Jefferson Street, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
HQ Phone:
(904) 588-1800

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Here's How Gardening Benefits Your Health | Martha Stewart

"In our program at Wilmot Gardens, we work with people recovering from stroke as well as those with movement disorders," says Elizabeth Diehl, director of therapeutic horticulture for Wilmot Gardens at the University of Florida.
Diehl explains that "People who don't have a strong sense of self-worth, possibly because they don't feel like a contributing member of society due to their illness, disease, or issue, learn that they are contributing by growing plants," Diehl says. For individuals who have limited interactions with other people, gardening can create a sense of fulfillment that staves off loneliness. "It can lead to a self-perpetuating, positive cycle, because the more you feel good about the gardening you are doing, there more motivated you are to keep doing it and trying new aspects of gardening," she says.

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Conference Presentations - Design For Generations

October 13, 2017 - Jack Carman and Elizabeth Diehl will be presenting a session on the incorporating Healing Gardens and how the garden should be designed for the specific user's needs.
Elizabeth Diehl, RLA, HTM, Director of Therapeutic Horticulture at Wilmot Gardens, University of Florida

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Conference Presentations - Design For Generations

October 13 - Jack Carman and Elizabeth Diehl will be presenting a session on the incorporating Healing Gardens and how the garden should be designed for the specific user's needs.
Elizabeth Diehl, RLA, HTM, Director of Therapeutic Horticulture at Wilmot Gardens, University of Florida

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