The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

Harvest For Health Garden

Harvest For Health Survivor’s Garden

Results from UAB’s pilot Harvest for Health study are in and findings show the benefits of gardening do help breast cancer survivors improve their lives. The pilot study, funded by a grant from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation, partnered master gardeners with breast cancer survivors and provided the tools and seedlings to help the survivors prepare a home garden. The study showed survivors had improved strength and mobility and ate more vegetables! The study has since been expanded to many counties surrounding Birmingham, along with the Cullman, Montgomery, Mobile and Dothan areas.

To find out more about the Harvest for Health study, click on this article and video from UAB News