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Horticulture as therapy : principles and practice / Sharon Pastor Simson, Martha C. Straus, editors.

Simson, Sharon

About this work


"Did you know that plants and plant products can be used to improve people's cognitive, physical, psychological, and social functioning? Well, they can, and Horticulture as Therapy is the book to show you how! If you are already familiar with the healing potential of horticultural therapy, interested in its healing potential, or practice horticultural therapy, this book will help you enrich your knowledge and skills and revitalize your practice. You will learn how horticultural therapy can be used with different populations in a variety of settings, what resources are available, effective treatment strategies, and the concepts behind horticultural treatment."--Jacket.


Boca Raton : CRC Press, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, [1998]

Physical description

xxvi, 478 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm


Part I: The Practice of Horticultural Therapy -- Development of the Profession of Horticultural Therapy Practice -- People-Plant Relationship -- Vocational, Social, and Therapeutic Programs in Horticulture -- Part II: Specialized Populations for Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Stroke, Spinal Chord, Physical Disabilities, and Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Traumatic Brain Injury and Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Developmental Disabilities and Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Mental Illness and Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Children and Youth and Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Older Persons and Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Substance Abuse and Criminal Behavior and Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Part III: Settings for Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Outside Space and Adaptive Gardening: Design, Techniques, and Tools -- Inside Space and Adaptive Gardening: Design, Techniques, and Tools -- Botanical Gardening: Design, Techniques, and Tools -- Community Gardening: Design, Techniques, and Tools -- Part IV: Skills for Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Consultation Services for Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Applied Research for Horticultural Therapy Practice -- Documentation, Program Evaluation, and Assessment -- Horticultural Therapy Practice in the Future.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • English

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  • 9781560228592
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  • 9781560222798

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