Why is gardening so good for us? What is the science behind the benefits for the body, mind and soul? What is so good about healthy soil for our health. All this and the importance of social prescribing.
Richard Claxton trained at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, qualifying in 1996. Initially he worked in South East London, specialising in paediatrics. He then completed his general practice training in the Tunbridge Wells area. Children’s health services still remain a special interest as well as family medicine. Dr Claxton is a medical officer at Tonbridge School. He is a GP trainer, and sits on the Kent Local Medical Committee. In this episode, he talks to Sharon about Gardening for Health amongst other things.