Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for a variety of populations. Engage in activities for disability awareness and the development of therapeutic skills. Resources for professional development and the professional registration process are covered. Please bring lunch.
Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice. Simpson, Sharon P., PhD and Strause, Marth C., HTM, editors, The Food Products Press, Binghamton, NY, 1998.