Fall is conference season, and the American Horticultural Therapy Association‘s 2009 “Sustaining Health & Wellness Through Horticultural Therapy,” in October, looks like one to attend, for sure. My only problem is that there are too many concurrent presentations that I want to attend. The AHTA is cruel to make me choose between, for example, “HT in a Rehabilitation Setting: A Case Study of the Royal Talbot Centre Horticultural Therapy Program” and “St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Motion Garden: An Innovative and Unique Garden Design,” both between 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Saturday. Sigh. Still, I’m looking forward to it.
We landscape architecture snobs don’t mix enough with horticultural therapists, and that is a shame, as these professionals are often doing more innovative research and work than we are (sorry, fellow LAs, no disrespect, but you know it’s sometimes true). That’s one of the goals of the TLN: To bring together professionals and laypeople, across disciplines and areas of interest, who care about gardens, landscapes, and other green spaces that facilitate health and well-being.
Click HERE for more information and access to the online registration form, and see you in Pasadena!