Horticulture Therapy Summit, March 1-3 2017

 

 

 

The Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit, March 1-3 2017

The Horticulture Therapy Summit hosted 5 presenters from around the state to offer a variety of presentations and workshops explaining the principles and practices of horticultural therapy appropriate for caregivers, social workers, volunteers, and many others. Participants will develop confidence when demonstrating gardening skills with a variety of differently-abled individuals and facilitating garden activities within various environments.

What is HORTICULTURE THERAPY? Horticulture therapy (HT) assists in learning new skills or regaining those that are lost.  HT helps improve memory, cognitive abilities, task initiation, language skills and socialization (American HT Association).

To learn more about horticulture therapy in Wisconsin, please enjoy the following article, Green Therapy, which was recently published by the UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit in the News!

Horticulture Therapy Summit planned in Iron County  was published in the Ironwood Daily Globe on February 9, 2017

Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit kicks off was published in the Ironwood Daily Globe on March 2, 2017