Public Lecture: Is gardening more than a 'feel good' activity?

Join Lesley Fleming and Janice Morrison as they talk about programming in health care settings that demonstrate how horticulture can be used for specific health outcomes for a range of populations; seniors, children, bereaved, veterans, people with physical and mental disabilities and wellness groups.   Current applications of horticultural therapy and therapeutic horticulture in health and human service settings will shed light on connecting horticulture and health.

This session is brought to you by Halifax's new Common Roots Urban Farm.

Lesley Fleming is a Registered Horticultural Therapist with a private practice in Florida.  She is a Director of the American Horticultural Therapy Association, author and Editor in Chief of AHTA News Magazine. She is a member of the Common Roots Urban Farm Advisory Committee.

Janice Morrison is a Horticultural Therapist specializing in programs with cancer populations.  She has 30 years experience as a horticulturist/nurseryman/businesswoman in Cape Breton, sits on several boards related to protecting the natural environment and is a member of the Common Roots Urban Farm Advisory Committee.


Monday, June 25, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Room 1613, 1st Floor, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building
5955 Veterans Memorial Lane, Halifax
NS B3H 2E1