OpenLab’s Adeline Cohen has been working on projects looking at bringing local food to healthcare (see a related project here) and was instrumental in UHN’s part in Toronto’s first Urban Agriculture Day on September 15th – a celebration of urban-grown food and the people who grow it. As a member of the Toronto Urban Growers Map, Toronto Rehab participated in the festivities, with open houses that centered around the crops grown by patients, staff, and volunteers.
Toronto Rehab’s vegetable gardens offer more than just an outdoor space to gather. Located across three sites, the gardens have successfully engaged patients who are rehabilitating from injury or illness in a meaningful life activity, built rapport between staff and patients, and have increased collaboration among staff.
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