Urban Farm Gives Innovative Look at Recovery Process

Posted on Mar 5 2017 - 6:51am by UOG


“Gro Huntington is a healing urban farm located in a residential neighborhood in Huntington with a volunteer program centered around serving individuals in addiction recovery in the area. By working on the farm, individuals learn job skills and coping mechanisms to give them a better chance at a successful recovery, Harrison said.”


“Through gardening, clients will learn to provide. Through yoga and meditation, clients learn to cope.”

“Successful recovery comes from having those coping mechanisms established,” she said. “They know stuff is going to get hard but that they can ‘return to my breath and calm myself down.’ The other aspect of that is having a job established.”

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