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2013 Conference to highlight anniversary by "Honoring the Past...Envisioning the Future"
Mark your calendars! The location and dates for American Horticultural Therapy Association's 2013 Annual Conference have been announced. The 2013 Conference, which celebrates the Association's 40-year history, will take place at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, on Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st. Pretours are scheduled for... Read More
Interested in becoming an AHTA Internship Supervisor?
Are you interested in becoming an AHTA Internship Supervisor? Have you supervised horticultural therapy interns in the past but have questions about the new AHTA Internship Guidelines? AHTA will host an Internship Supervisors Workshop and any current HTR/HTM is invited to participate. The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at AHTA National Headquarters in King of Prussia, PA. The registration fee is $75.
The session will provide the opportunity to:... Read More
Nominations are now being accepted for the Charles A. Lewis Excellence in Research Award.
Established in memory of Charlie Lewis, a horticulturalist whose enthusiastic efforts to make the natural world accessible to all were an inspiration to everyone who knew him. The award honors outstanding research in the field of horticultural therapy, in the belief that evidence-based research demonstrating the effectiveness of HT is critical. Recipients are invited to present their paper at... Read More
Celebrating Horticultural Heroes
AHTA Board member Matt Wichrowski has been named 2013 recipient of the The American Horticultural Society (AHS) distinguished Great American Gardeners Award for Horticultural Therapy. The AHS award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses who represent the best in American gardening for their outstanding achievements within their areas of expertise.
Since 1993, Matthew J. Wichrowski has been senior horticultural therapist at the Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden, part of the Rusk... Read More
A statewide commitment to the field
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has passed the 2013 Horticultural Therapy Resolution. This is the first endorsement of its kind in the United States.
The resolution was passed by 120 delegates from 21 New Jersey counties. Department of Agriculture delegates represent the fields of agriculture, horticulture, education, farm bureau, nursery, landscape, greenhouse, and vegetable growers, the State University, Cooperative Extension.
The Resolution, which recognizes... Read More
AHTA is now accepting nominations for the Annual Awards that will be presented at the AHTA Annual Conference, "Honoring the Past...Envisioning the Future," taking place in Minneapolis, MN, September 20-21, 2013.
AHTA awards honor excellence in humanitarian service, publication of a book, paper or research, HT program services delivered in a community setting, therapeutic garden design and academic... Read More
The American Horticultural Therapy Association's upcoming 40th anniversary celebration will take place at the 2013 annual conference Sept. 20-21, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. AHTA is currently soliciting proposals from qualified presenters who wish to contribute to this auspicious event.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) is now available, along with additional conference information on the 2013 AHTA Annual Conference page. This year's anniversary celebration will feature past AHTA presidents... Read More
Rotary International and Rutgers Launch Enabling Gardens Initiative
In celebration of National Horticultural Therapy Week (March 18-24, 2012), Rotary International District 7510 and Rutgers University joined forces and resources to launch an enabling garden initiative in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties. The launch was major step on the road to realizing the dream held by Laura DePrado, Rotary International member and co-coordinator of the joint Rotary-Rutgers project.
Enabling... Read More
The following individuals and organizations were cited for outstanding achievement during the AHTA Annual Members Meeting which took place on Oct. 6th, at the conference in Olympia, WA. The AHTA Board of Directors extends its congratulations and appreciation to these worthy recipients.
Alice Burlingame Humanitarian Award Recipient - Mrs. Pat Buehler Blankenship and the Buehler Family Foundation. Their generosity in promoting and funding two world renowned enabling gardens at Naples Botanical Garden (FL.) and Chicago Botanic Garden (IL.) has provided HT... Read More
Criteria changes for education and internships
In 2013, AHTA will institute changes in requirements for those applying for Professional Registration status. These important changes will impact qualification requirements for both education and internships.
The changes are the result of AHTA's focus on professional credentialing as a means to elevate the stature of the profession and expand opportunities for employment. To standardize the knowledge, skills, and abilities of all future horticultural therapists, AHTA... Read More