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June 2 2020

horatio’s garden in sia ‘forward’ magazine

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) has supported people with spinal cord injuries for over 40 years.

As part of their commitment to being a leading source of advice and information for people with SCI, the charity publish a bi-monthly magazine providing the SCI community with a wealth of information and stories. Members have real ownership of the magazine, as the majority of articles are written by people with SCI, meaning their input is invaluable to supporting newly-injured people as well as those with long-term injury.

This month’s edition has been a unique one as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, which was one of the reasons why Horatio’s Garden was invited to contribute to the issue. Many of the articles reflect on the problems the pandemic may have raised for people with spinal cord injuries, whilst others in turn suggest a few possible ways for people to protect their physical and mental wellbeing.

As such, we contributed an article that was all about how everyone could benefit from spending time in nature, whilst doing a little gardening along the way. Head Gardener Jacqui Martin-Löf offered a few of her top tips for getting started, which will hopefully mean that plants will be bringing a little joy to a few more people’s lives across the UK.

If you would like to read this month’s issue of Forward, please CLICK HERE. You can find the article about Horatio’s Garden on pages 44-45.

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