Horticulture as Therapy

Author: Sharon Simson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560228592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Did you know that plants and plant products can be used to improve people’s cognitive, physical, psychological, and social functioning? Well, they can, and Horticulture as Therapy is the book to show you how! If you are already familiar with the healing potential of horticultural therapy, or even practice horticultural therapy, this book will help you enrich your knowledge and skills and revitalize your practice. You will learn how horticultural therapy can be used with different populations in a variety of settings, what resources are available, effective treatment strategies, and the concepts behind horticultural treatment. The first comprehensive text on the practice of horticulture as therapy, this one-of-a-kind book will enable the profession to educate future horticultural therapists with fundamental knowledge and skills as they embark on careers as practitioners, researchers, and educators. You come to understand the relationship between people and plants more deeply as you learn about: vocational, social, and therapeutic programs in horticulture special populations including children, older adults, those who exhibit criminal behavior, and those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health disorders, or traumatic brain injury use of horticultural therapy in botanical gardening and community settings adaptive gardening techniques applied research documentation and assessment in horticultural practice Horticulture as Therapy establishes, integrates, and communicates a foundation of knowledge for horticultural therapists, other therapists, horticulturists, students, research scientists, gardeners, and others interested in this special and unique kind of therapy. By reading Horticulture as Therapy, you will see how you can make a difference in the health and well-being of so many people, today and tomorrow.

Horticulture as Therapy

Author: Sharon Simson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560222798
Format: PDF
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Did you know that plants and plant products can be used to improve people’s cognitive, physical, psychological, and social functioning? Well, they can, and Horticulture as Therapy is the book to show you how! If you are already familiar with the healing potential of horticultural therapy, or even practice horticultural therapy, this book will help you enrich your knowledge and skills and revitalize your practice. You will learn how horticultural therapy can be used with different populations in a variety of settings, what resources are available, effective treatment strategies, and the concepts behind horticultural treatment. The first comprehensive text on the practice of horticulture as therapy, this one-of-a-kind book will enable the profession to educate future horticultural therapists with fundamental knowledge and skills as they embark on careers as practitioners, researchers, and educators. You come to understand the relationship between people and plants more deeply as you learn about: vocational, social, and therapeutic programs in horticulture special populations including children, older adults, those who exhibit criminal behavior, and those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health disorders, or traumatic brain injury use of horticultural therapy in botanical gardening and community settings adaptive gardening techniques applied research documentation and assessment in horticultural practice Horticulture as Therapy establishes, integrates, and communicates a foundation of knowledge for horticultural therapists, other therapists, horticulturists, students, research scientists, gardeners, and others interested in this special and unique kind of therapy. By reading Horticulture as Therapy, you will see how you can make a difference in the health and well-being of so many people, today and tomorrow.

Horticultural Therapy Methods

Author: Rebecca L. Haller
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315352869
Format: PDF
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Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide horticultural therapy interventions and the rationale for their use. This book presents types of programs, settings, and goals in horticultural therapy. It outlines treatment planning; development of sessions to meet treatment objectives; motivation and behavior management techniques; documentation guidelines; practical approaches for wellness; and resources for activity ideas. New to this Edition: Various useful examples of horticultural therapy in practice and strategically placed tips and resources. Additions to appendix on horticultural therapy treatment strategies. New chapter on session planning. Thirty-seven photographs demonstrating horticultural therapy in practice. Additional "HT Practice" examples and tips. The book is used as a reference and a guide for students, educators, and those conducting horticultural therapy or therapeutic horticulture to guide them in constructing effective treatment programs. Health care and human service professionals use the reference in the therapy, treatment, and education of inmates, residents, patients, trainees, students, and other participants.

Growing with Gardening

Author: Bibby Moore
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807842423
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers guidance in planning a year-round horticultural program, with activities organized by month, plus program development and evaluation guidelines and a teacher's guide to gardening skills

A Calendar Year of Horticultural Therapy

Author: Janice Hoetker Doherty
Publisher: Lilyflower Pub
ISBN: 9780981977515
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In A Calendar Year of Horticultural Therapy, you will go beyond the passion for gardening and the appreciation of lovely flowers. Tending to your garden can tend to your soul and in this book, the potential therapeutic benefits will make gardening enthusiasts shout for joy; and smile at what they have known for awhile.With over sixty projects, this book is a must for anyone who wants to create a hands-on session for their care facility. Caretakers of children may also find the simple, yet engaging projects useful and fun.The evocative imagery and historical detail create an engaging and meaningful experience. You will shake your head in wonder at the meaning, language and usage of plants and flowers, and smile in delight at some of Jan's personal experiences.With deep insight that only a life long horticulturalist can provide, this book is for anyone who knows the peace of gardening, or for anyone who can stand in awe at the natural beauty with which we are gifted every day.

Doing Time in the Garden

Author: James Jiler
Publisher: New Village Press
ISBN: 0976605422
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the first comprehensive guide to in-prison and post-release horticultural training programs. James Jiler combines an engaging personal account of running a highly successful horticultural vocation program at the largest jail complex in the United States with a practical guide to starting and managing prison and re-entry gardening programs. James Jiler directs the Greenhouse Project for male and female inmates at New York City's Rikers Island jail system. He also directs the GreenTeam of ex-offenders, who work on landscape-related projects throughout New York State. Jiler's humor and heartfelt stories about prison community and clear explanations of what works broaden this book's appeal to social activists, educators, and those involved with at-risk populations and community gardens.

Green Nature human Nature

Author: Charles A. Lewis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252065101
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Why do gardeners delight in the germination and growth of a seed? Why are our spirits lifted by flowers, our feelings of tension allayed by a walk in a forest or park? What other positive influences can green nature bring to humanity?

Gardening Projects for Horticultural Therapy Programs

Author: Hank Bruce
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780970596222
Format: PDF, Mobi
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this is an idea resource for horticultural therapists and activity professionals in senior care facilites, hosptals and rehab centers. There are themed gardening activities for a wide range of functioning levels and hundreds of activites that relate to the plants being grown. Avenues for socialization, opportunites to relive memories and make new discoveries abound as residents, patients, clients and staff share the joy and wonder of gardening.

Therapeutic Landscapes

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421108
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer's patients, among others. Sections on participatory design and funding offer valuable guidance to the entire team, not just designers, while a planting and maintenance chapter gives critical information to ensure that safety, longevity, and budgetary concerns are addressed.