9781560228592-1560228598-Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice

Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice

ISBN-13: 9781560228592
ISBN-10: 1560228598
Edition: 1
Author: Simson, Sharon, Straus, Martha
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: CRC Press
Format: Hardcover 478 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781560228592
ISBN-10: 1560228598
Edition: 1
Author: Simson, Sharon, Straus, Martha
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: CRC Press
Format: Hardcover 478 pages

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Acknowledged authors Simson, Sharon, Straus, Martha wrote Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice comprising 478 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1560228598 and 9781560228592. Since then Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.55 or rent at the marketplace.

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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, or even 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.The first comprehensive text on the practice of horticulture as therapy, this one-of-a-kind book will enable the profession to educate future horticultural therapists with fundamental knowledge and skills as they embark on careers as practitioners, researchers, and educators. You come to understand the relationship between people and plants more deeply as you learn about:

  • vocational, social, and therapeutic programs in horticulture
  • special populations including children, older adults, those who exhibit criminal behavior, and those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health disorders, or traumatic brain injury
  • use of horticultural therapy in botanical gardening and community settings
  • adaptive gardening techniques
  • applied research
  • documentation and assessment in horticultural practice
Horticulture as Therapy establishes, integrates, and communicates a foundation of knowledge for horticultural therapists, other therapists, horticulturists, students, research scientists, gardeners, and others interested in this special and unique kind of therapy. By reading Horticulture as Therapy, you will see how you can make a difference in the health and well-being of so many people, today and tomorrow.
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