HORTICULTURAL
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HORTICULTURE

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HORTICULTURAL THERAPY

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HORTICULTURE




Horticulture is the art and science
of the cultivation of plants.




HORTICULTURISTS




Horticulturists work
and conduct research
in the fields of:

plant propagation
and cultivation,

crop production,

plant breeding
and genetic engineering,

plant biochemistry,

plant physiology.


The work
particularly
involves:

fruits,

berries,

nuts,

vegetables,

flowers,

trees,

shrubs,

turf.


Horticulturalists work
to improve:

crop yield,

quality,

nutritional value,

resistance to insects,
diseases,
and environmental stresses.



Horticultural
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horticultural



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THERAPY




Therapy, or treatment, is the attempted
remediation of a health problem, usually
following a diagnosis.

In the medical field, it is synonymous
with the word "treatment".




PREVENTIONS
TREATMENTS
CURES




Difference between preventions,
treatments, and cures.



PREVENTIONS

A prevention or preventive measure is a way to
avoid an injury, sickness, or disease in the
first place, and generally it will not help
someone who is already ill (though there are
exceptions).

For instance, many American babies are given
a polio vaccination soon after they are born,
which prevents them from contracting polio.
But the vaccination does not work on patients
who already have polio.

A treatment or cure is applied after a medical
problem has already started.



TREATMENTS

A treatment treats a problem, and may lead to
its cure, but treatments more often ameliorate
a problem only for as long as the treatment is
continued.

For example, there is no cure for AIDS, but
treatments are available to slow down the
harm done by HIV and delay the fatality of
the disease. Treatments don't always work.

For example, chemotherapy is a treatment for
cancer which may cure the disease sometimes,
it does not have a 100% cure rate.

Therefore, chemotherapy isn't considered a
bonifide cure for cancer.



CURES

Cures are a subset of treatments that reverse
illnesses completely or end medical problems
permanently.



Therapy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapy


List of therapies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_therapies



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HORTICULTURAL
THERAPY




Horticultural therapy is the practice of
horticulture as therapy to improve human
well-being.

According to the American Horticultural
Therapy Association,

HT is defined as a process utilizing
plants and horticultural activities to:

improve social, educational, psychological
and physical adjustment of persons thus
improving their body, mind, and spirit.



Horticultural therapy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horticultural_therapy



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THE
AMERICAN
HORTICULTURAL
THERAPY
ASSOCIATION
AHTA







The American Horticultural Therapy Association
(AHTA) is advancing the practice of horticulture
as therapy to improve human well-being. AHTA is
the sole US organization that offers professional
registration to horticultural therapists.

The American Horticultural Therapy Association is
a champion of barrier-free, therapeutic gardens
that enable everyone to work, learn, and relax in
the garden.

Horticultural therapists are skilled at creating
garden spaces that accommodate people with a wide
range of abilities.

People with physical or mental disabilities benefit
from gardening experiences as part of HT programs,
and they learn skills, adaptations, and gardening
methods that allow for continued participation at
home.


Some techniques include:

Constructing wide, gently graded wheelchair accessible
entrances and paths.

Utilizing raised beds and containers.

Adapting tools to turn a disability into an ability.

Creating sensory-stimulation environments with plants
selected for fragrance texture and color.

Utilizing accessible greenhouses that bring the garden
indoors for year-round enjoyment.



American Horticultural Therapy Association research resources
http://www.ahta.org/



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HORTICULTURAL
THERAPY
LINKS




ABOUT FLOWERS
http://www.aboutflowers.com

Acer Institute
http://www.acerinstitute.org/

American Horticultural Therapy Association
http://www.ahta.org/

Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association
http://www.chta.ca/

CELLUGRO
http://www.cellugro.com/

Chicago Botanic Garden Horticultural Therapy
http://www.chicago-botanic.org/therapy/

City Farmer
http://www.cityfarmer.org/

Rusk Institute
http://www.ruskinstitute.org/



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Gardening for Good
http://www.gardening4good.org/

German Association for Horticulture and Therapy
http://www.ggut.org/english/

Greenleaf Industries
http://www.greenleafindustries.org/

The Growing Center Inc.
http://www.growingcenter.org/

Horticultural Therapy Program at Kansas State University
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/horttherapy/

Horticultural Therapy in Royal Botanic Garden
http://www.rbg.ca/pages/edu_hort.html

Horticultural Therapy Society of N.S.W.
http://www.e-bility.com/

Horticultural Therapy Institute
http://www.htinstitute.org/



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Horticultural Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation Info
http://www.horticulturaltherapy.info

Meristem
http://www.meristem.org

Providence Farm
http://www.providence.bc.ca

Skyland Trail
http://www.skylandtrail.org/

Society of American Flowers (SAF)
http://www.safnow.org

Thrive
http://www.thrive.org.uk/

University Living Laboratory
http://www.UDLL.com

Urban Meadows
http://www.UrbanMeadows.org/

Virginia Cooperative Extension Information
http://www.ext.vt.edu/index.html

Virginia Tech, Horticultural Therapy information
http://www.hort.vt.edu/human/human.html



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