Gardening For Wellness

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

08-04-2024 • 11 mins

Gardening is not just about epic yields. It also benefits your overall well being. This fact is the reason that Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago decided to pursue a career in Horticultural Therapy. With conscious adjustments, people can glean so much more than great food from their gardens.

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Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is a professional garden communicator from Puerto Rico. As the founder of Spanish language gardening platform, she promotes gardening for wellness. She is the author of the new book ¡Verdura! Living a Garden Life, also in Spanish. After earning degrees in Psychology and Public Relations, Perla was certified in Horticulture Therapy from the Chicago Botanic Garden. She popularized the importance of pausing and relaxing through a #GardenBreak. With this hashtag, she shares how to use nature and gardening-based activities to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
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