Publication Date

2010

Clinical Question

Among school aged children, does involvement in school and community gardens foster participation in meaningful student centered occupations?

Clinical Bottom Line

This critical appraisal reveals that there are many ways in which school gardens may promote healthy development, encourage healthy occupations and enhance school environments. However, little research has been done to measure outcomes, specifically related to occupational therapy. More research needs to be done to explore the implications that occupational therapy combined with garden activities have on the occupational outcomes for youth.

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