AHTA Annual Conference

AHTA Annual Conference Save the Date for the 2017 AHTA Annual Conference in Burlington, Vermont! September 8-9, 2017 Pretours on September 7 Join us in Burlington, Vermont for the 2017 AHTA Annual Conference. Hosted by the Northeast Regional Networking Group, the conference will bring together horticultural professionals from around the …

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ASHS-2017 Annual Conference

ASHS-2017 Annual Conference September 19-22 Waikoloa, Hawaii View the 2017 Conference Schedule The Annual Meeting of ASHS is where the latest science and technology is being showcased related to horticulture. Our mission is to bring together horticulture researchers, scientists, industry, academia, government, and students to cultivate ideas and share new …

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IPPS 2016

The People Plant Council is proud to announce its partnership with the Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay in presenting the 2016 International People Plant Symposium (IPPS). This symposium will take place El Hotel Escuela Kolping ,  Montevideo, Uruguay, November 10, 11, and 12, 2016. The purpose of the …

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The Creation Spiral

Annette Beerens and Marinus Knoope I would like to share with you the underlying philosophy of my work as a horticultural therapist. I work with all kinds of people who suffer from ‘knots’ in their lives. Burnout, depression or midlife crisis. All the issues these people encounter have to do …

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Nature-based rehabilitation at the Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden

Anna María Pálsdóttir The Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden, established in 2002, offers nature-based rehabilitation (NBR) for individuals with stress-related mental illnesses such as exhaustion disorder (ED) (ICD-10 F43.8).  ED occurs after many years of prolonged stress and the lack of sufficient recovery. The symptoms are severe tiredness and exhaustion, with low …

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Horticultural Therapy & Community-dwelling Elderly with Dementia: An illustration of group intervention in Hong Kong

Fung Yuen Yee, Connie  Horticultural Therapist Registered (AHTA)   Registered Social Work   President  HK Association of Therapeutic Horticulture    Population aging is a profound, pervasive and enduring storm sweeping across the world. Hong Kong is no exception. According to the HK statistics 2008, Hong Kong’s population has moved closer to …

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Missouri Botanical Garden: Enriching Lives Through Therapeutic Horticulture

Donald Frisch gives us an inside look at how the Missouri Botanical Garden approaches the human dimension through therapeutic horticulture programming.  Mr. Frisch is a registered Horticultural Therapist, and the Therapeutic Horticulture Programs Coordinator at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  He has worked for the Missouri Botanical Garden for over seven …

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