Evelyn Chanda, who teaches at the Elaine Clark Center in Atlanta, holds Amelia Looper over a raised bed of cauliflower and cabbages in the center’s sensory garden. Photo by Tom Oder

Health care develops a ‘green thumb’

The patient, 73, was struggling to recover from surgery for the breast cancer that had spread into her bones. She had also suffered respiratory failure. When the ventilator was turned down so she could breathe on her own, she battled anxiety. The doctors at Atlanta’s Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital decided she needed something to focus…