“There has always been a link between the human spirit and Mother Nature. In an age where technology dominates many aspects of our lives, Kathryn Harrison uses the intimate connection we have with the natural world to teach children (and adults) the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. More importantly, Weeds in Nana’s Garden does not shy away from depicting the bittersweet aspects of life and demonstrates the potential children have to learn, love and be compassionate about challenges we may confront as we age. This is clearly a labour of love for Harrison. I encourage everyone to dive into the colourful world that she has created and along the way be inspired by the indomitable will that is the human spirit.”
A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden. Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over as the magical garden’s caregiver. . It is a journey that will cultivate understanding and touch your heart.