Healing Power of Gardens

11-year-old Cailea Williams, a cancer survivor, takes part in garden experience.

Cancer treatment can make it hard for patients to keep up their weight, and even when the cancer is in remission, health challenges linger. 

Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory is home to several research gardens attempting to address nutrition in collaboration with Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the College of Medicine.  The gardens and research are run by Dr. Colleen Spees, an assistant professor and cancer researcher with The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine.  The gardens have served adult cancer survivors for years.  This year the work has expanded to survivors of pediatric cancer in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Garden of Hope, learn more here.