Broadcasting the Seeds of Success

Discussing the Physical and Psychological Benefits of Gardening

Registered horticultural therapist Laura DePrado, center, owner of Final Touch Plantscaping in Branchburg, is seen Thursday at the WCTC 1450 AM studios in Somerset with Phil Hartman, left, manager of public relations at Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic, and Michael Loch, director of fund development at Carrier Clinic, following DePrado’s taped appearance on Carrier Clinic’s “Connections in Caring” radio program, which airs every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon on WCTC. The interview will broadcast on Tuesday, June 11. DePrado talked about the physical and psychological benefits of gardening. DePrado will also present a webinar on the healthful benefits of gardening, in partnership with Lori Jenssen, executive director of the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. Registration is open now at

About Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic

Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic is a nonprofit Central Jersey behavioral health care provider, specializing in psychiatric and addiction treatment. Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic includes an inpatient psychiatric hospital, detoxification and rehabilitation centeradolescent and teen residential facility, and a fully accredited middle and high school for students classified emotionally disturbed. For more information about Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic and its services contact us through our website or call 1-800-933-3579.

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Phil Hartman
Public Relations Manager