Horticultural Therapy Workshop

Reaching Out: Connecting Plants and People
July 9 & 10, 2015

Memphis Botanic Garden's Horticultural Therapy Workshop is designed for service providers interested in new ways to achieve therapeutic goals and people interested in doing horticultural outreach to special needs populations. Participants receive an overview of horticultural therapy, accessibility and adaptations for special needs, horticultural and botanical craft ideas, and information on how to start and implement a program.

Day 1:
7:30 a.m.-Registration
8:00  a.m.- Opening Ice Breaker and Welcome
8:15 a.m.- What is Horticultural Therapy? Where do you start?
9:00 a.m.-Benefits of Horticultural Therapy

9:30 a.m.-Implementing a Program
10:00 a.m-Break
10:15 a.m.-Documentation and Assessment
11:00 a.m.-Universal Design, ADA, Accessibility and Adaptations
12:00 p.m.-Lunch with Activity Demonstrations
1:00 p.m.- Safety
1:30 p.m.-Propagation
2:30 p.m.-15-Minute Break
2:45 p.m.- Basic Plant Care Techniques
3:30 p.m.-Indoor Gardening Activities
4:30 p.m. Questions/Evaluations/Wrap-up
5:00 p.m.-Adjourn

Day 2:
7:30 a.m.-Registration
8:00 a.m.-Horticultural Therapy/Holistic Healing
8:45 a.m.-Developing the Proposal
9:15 a.m.-Floral Design Demonstration & Activities
10:15 a.m.-Minute Break
10:30 a.m.-Adaptive Activities
11:15 a.m.- Bringing Plants and People Together
11:40 a.m.-Questions/Evaluations/Wrap-up
12:00 p.m.-Door Prizes, Adjourn

Fee: $100 for both days (includes lunch Thursday)
$15 CEU Credit

Call 901-636-4128 to register by phone, or print and return the registration form here.

Memphis Botanic Garden's Horticultural Therapy Workshop and horticultural outreach programs are sponsored by

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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 & over) $6.50
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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