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Generations gardening together : sourcebook for intergenerational therapeutic horticulture / Jean M. Larson, Mary Hockenberry Meyer.

Larson, Jean M.

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"Generations Gardening Together presents a tested, hands-on, easy-to-use six-week activity plan that benefits the development of relationships between adults over seventy and school-age children. It shows how to limit frustration for everyone involved, how to plan activities that are functional and non-contrived, and how to assure that the interaction between elders and children is rewarding and pleasant for all. The activities you'll find in these pages are designed to be easy to coordinate - they rely on inexpensive, readily available tools and resources available throughout the growing season."--Jacket.


New York : Food Products Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc., [2006]

Physical description

x, 91 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm.


Objective of sourcebook and benefits of intergenerational gardening -- Benefits for the elderly -- Benefits for the children -- Strategies for working with elders and children -- Developing program content -- Promoting interaction -- Designing accessible gardens -- Accessible design standards -- Accessible containers -- Constructing a raised bed planter -- Suggestions for a sensory garden: choosing plants that stimulate all five senses -- Basic sensory garden design -- Six-week intergenerational sensory garden activity plans -- Awakening the senses in the garden: overall program overview -- Preprogram orientation for elders -- Preprogram orientation for children -- Getting to know you -- The brain and the senses -- Sound and the ear -- Sight and the eye -- The sense of touch -- The senses of taste and smell -- Postprogram party -- Certificate of completion example -- Evaluation strategies -- Rationale to evaluation -- Evaluation example -- Postevaluation -- Resources: basic horticulture, botanic gardens and arboreta, honeybees, horticultural therapy, intergenerational programs, sensory gardens, therapeutic garden program curriculum, tools, universal design.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • English

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