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Advancing the Practice of Horticulture as Therapy

Advancing the Practice of Horticulture as Therapy
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ASBH Home Page Growing Solutions Farm | The Julie + Michael Tracy Family Foundation In May, 2014, we launched our expanded 1.2 acre vocational garden in the Illinois Medical District. The plans included 28 16-foot raised cedar beds, 50 smart pots, 48 earth boxes, a full time Grower and Farm Operations Manager as well as a Vocational Coordinator. Additional spaces include educational sheds and a shipping pod for storage, a wash-pack processing center and a shaded outdoor classroom area. Teachers, volunteers and agency staff engaged in daily work together with garden interns to develop the soft skills and resumes which will lead to future success in the workplace. While a majority of harvested produce is donated to area food pantries, we used some for instruction in our teaching kitchen at Project 1212, as well as offering some for sale at our farm-stand as the summer progressed. In 2013, our 900-square-feet pilot garden taught us that we could increase independence and productivity among young adults with ASD while teaching vocational horticulture skills.

Sustainable Sites Initiative Pappas Horticultural Center Horticulture provides a recreational and vocational activity for people of all ages, abilities and needs. Plants inherently invite participation because they respond to care, they grow, and they change. Horticulture Therapy is a medium that blends those characteristics with the clinical benefit of improving social, psychological and physical well-being. Horticulture has proven to be an invaluable asset to many students at Perkins by providing leisure activities, sensory training, prevocational experiences and job opportunities. Perkins' interactive history with horticulture stretches back nearly a century. The annual student flower show is now entering its fourth year. A boy smelling a flower at the Pappas Horticulture Center. Dedicated on October 8, 2003, the Thomas and Bessie Pappas Horticulture Center was made possible by a generous grant from the Thomas and Bessie Pappas Charitable Foundations and 800 other donors.

Neuroscience Online: An Electronic Textbook for the Neurosciences | Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Welcome to Neuroscience Online, the Open-Access Neuroscience Electronic Textbook This online, interactive courseware for the study of neuroscience is provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The project is being developed under the direction of the Department Chair and Editor, John H. Byrne. This content is intended to function as an online multimedia resource, and therefore is not supported as a downloadable or printable text. You have reached this version of Neuroscience Online by using an iOS or mobile device. have content optimized for iOS devices, however, not all animations are in HTML5. Visit Neuroanatomy Online, our new open-access electronic laboratory designed to compliment Neuroscience Online. Section 2: Sensory Systems Section 3: Motor Systems Section 4: Homeostasis and Higher Brain Functions

Organic Council of Ontario » About Organics We are nations dependent on delicate ecological, social and economic balances in which our global food systems play an enormously important role: no single industry has as much impact on climate change, water and soil quality, and global security as the food industry. So choosing organic is a direct and effective way to create the world according to your values. Organic agriculture is a holistic approach to production which promotes and enhances biodiversity, protects long-term soil health and respects ecological balance through the use of environmentally and ecologically sustainable practices. Organic production is designed to: Organic production does not permit the use of: synthetic pesticidessynthetic fertilizerssewage sludgegenetically modified organismsionizing radiationno growth hormones for animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products Protection of water quality Organic growers and processors use practices that reduce chemical runoff and preserve ground water quality

American Community Gardening Association For a list of current funding opportunities, updated monthly, sign up for our e-newsletter. If you’ve ever considered the possibility of crowd-funding to support your community garden or urban farm but weren’t sure how to start, the answer is now in your backyard., an environmental nonprofit, has just announced its national expansion after a successful NYC pilot fully funded nearly 2000 community-led parks, garden, biking, hiking, composting and chicken projects across the city. ioby (its name derived from the opposite of NIMBY) intends to connect people to environmental projects in their own neighborhoods. And, in fact, most ioby micro-donors give on average $35, live within 2 miles of the project site they’re supporting and regularly volunteer with the project. Post your project today at SARE Partnership Grants/Sustainable Community Grants Deadline: November 13, 2013 2013 Youth Garden Grant Award Deadline: December 3, 2013 SARE Farmer Grants Deadline: December 2, 2013

The Horticultural Society of New York Welcome to the Horticultural Therapy Partnership (HTP) website, designed by the Horticultural Society of New York to advance the practice of using horticulture for therapeutic purposes. Organizations interested in developing or enhancing their own horticultural therapy programs, as well as individuals working in the field of horticultural therapy, are invited to download and use the four curriculum guides on this site. These guides provide practical information for using horticulture to impact four specific populations: individuals with mental illness, inmates in prison settings, at-risk youth, and inner-city children. The guides are intended to serve in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, mental health facilities, development and vocational centers, assisted living centers and nursing homes, adult day care and senior centers, prisons, and homeless shelters. Thank You,

Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body Introduction Anatomical Bibliography I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. Rethinking Agriculture | Biodynamic Association Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias (IRSC) at San Diego State University The Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias has under way, or has recently completed, a number of applied research topics on issues related to the U.S.-Mexican border region and borders elsewhere. These projects are carried out by teams of researchers drawn from the faculty of San Diego State University, Mexican universities, and other regional and international universities. In addition, most of the projects involve practitioners and community members. A list and short description of these projects follows. The Binational Tijuana River Watershed This project is a series of related subprojects, some of which have been ongoing for a number of years, while others are in the beginning phases. View the presentation materials from our workshop in May 14-16, 2013: The Alamar River Project (completed) Monograph of Tecate State of the Environment of the Tijuana River Basin Los Cabos: Prospective for a Natural and Tourism Used and Scrap Tires along the U.S.

ENH970/EP145: Horticultural Therapy Sydney Park Brown, Eva C. Worden, Theodora M. Frohne, and Jessica Sullivan 2 Introduction and History Horticulture is the art and science of growing plants. Horticulture has been used as therapy for centuries. The American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) was formed in 1973 to promote and develop the horticultural therapy profession. Today, horticultural therapy is a worldwide practice now recognized as an effective treatment for clients of all ages and abilities. Horticultural Therapy – The engagement of a client in horticultural activities facilitated by a trained therapist to achieve specific and documented treatment goals. Therapeutic Horticulture – A process through which participants strive to improve their well-being through active or passive involvement with plants and plant-related activities. Social or Community Horticulture – A leisure or recreational activity related to plants and gardening. Benefits of Horticultural Therapy Physical - Increases energy and endurance

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