Social Worker On Quest To Start A Therapeutic Garden In Bed-Stuy

Like many New Yorkers, Monica Rahman found solace in the delicate balance of caring for a houseplant as the world went into quarantine earlier this year.

The plant — a gift from January and her first houseplant — turned yellow at first, then to a “brown crisp,” but eventually, with her careful attention, began to thrive.

“With each new unfurling leaf I became increasingly excited. I think I felt proud, but also in awe,” Rahman told Patch. “There’s a bit of magic watching a plant thrive in the dead of winter when you are trapped in a small apartment surrounded by concrete.”

Monica Rahman, a licensed social worker, is searching for a spot to build a therapeutic garden in the neighborhood.

Monica Rahman, a licensed social worker, is searching for a spot to build a therapeutic garden in the neighborhood. (Shutterstock) BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — Like many New Yorkers , Monica Rahman […]

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