Thank goodness for a decent internet connection! Still in Peru – in Lima, to be exact. But I got a Google alert about this upcoming talk by colleague Daniel Winterbottom that looks interesting. Forgive the copying and pasting. To see the full post about this event, visit http://www.nwcphp.org/news-events/news-archives/therapeutic-gardens.
Connecting Nature and Health: A Primer on Therapeutic Gardens
Daniel Winterbottom, ASLA will present at the University of Washington in the Health Sciences Center, I-wing, Room 132 (Rotunda), from 3:30–5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2011. The presentation will be followed by open discussion.
This presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Healthy Places Research Group. The Healthy Places Research Group is a joint effort of NWCPHP and the University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning. This group welcomes public health and planning researchers, students, practitioners, faculty and others interested in exploring the relationship between the built environment and the health of communities.
Daniel Winterbottom, ASLA, is a landscape architect and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. His firm, Winterbottom Design Inc., focuses on healing/restorative gardens. In 1995, he developed a design/build program, through which he and his students work with communities to design and build projects that provide amenities and address social and ecological concerns. Projects include a public wash facility in rural Mexico, a garden for children with HIV/AIDS in New York City, healing gardens at Cancer Lifeline in Seattle, and a mother/child garden in a maximum security women’s correctional facility near New York City. Click here to read a recent blog post by Winterbottom, “Using Service Learning to Explore Culture and Place in Croatia.”