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Thanks to area Master Gardener Tom Reiffenberger, Lakes Homes area group homes have been using horticulture therapy for their residents. Working with nature, he said, has many benefits.

Lakes Homes brings garden therapy to residents for 10 years

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Anyone who spends their spare time planting, pruning, watering and harvesting will tell you that there's something soothing about working with nature.

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Tom Reiffenberger has parlayed his Master Gardener status into his job for over 10 years with that very idea in mind.

For those that thought nature's relaxing qualities were just coincidental, Reiffenberger, the executive administrator at Lakes Homes and Program Development, calls it horticulture therapy.

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