Friday, March 12, 2010 — 9:45am to 2:00pm
The Horticultural Society of New York and the Horticultural Therapy Partnership invite you to come explore the use of horticulture to promote emotional and physical well-being. Join us to discuss the application of horticultural therapy to food production at urban farms, community gardens, correction and alternative-to-correction programs, and care facilities. We look forward to your attendance at what promises to be an informative and inspiring conference.
The Horticultural Therapy Partnership was formed in 2007 to advance the use and practice of horticulture for human health, learning, and development. The Partnership consists of therapists, clinicians, teachers, gardeners, and community advocates who work primarily with constituents living in the urban environment. Each year we meet to discuss our experiences, and to hear those of others. The Horticultural Therapy Partnership's goal is to develop best practices, and to create a network that allows for the easy exchange of ideas and knowledge. The forum is open to everyone. Register online today!
9:45 am – Meet and Greet
10:15 am – Introduction
George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture, HSNY
10:30 am – Speakers
|11:30 am – Lunch Buffet|
12:00 pm – Panel Presentations
Ronnit Bendavid-Val, Director of Citywide Horticulture,
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
|1:00 pm – Panel Q & A|
1:30 pm – Summing-Up
The Horticultural Therapy Partnership is generously funded by:
• The Education Foundation of America
• Ittleson Foundation
• van Ameringen Foundation, Inc.