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Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People & Plants, MSU Campus, East Lansing, $60-90

  • Plant and Soil Sciences Building Michigan State University East Lansing, MI (map)

2016 Michigan Horticultural Therapy Conference:

The Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) conference is beneficial to anyone interested in learning how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change and improves well-being. This event features informative breakout sessions, book/product sales, hands-on workshops, displays, refreshments, door prizes and optional visit to the MSU Indoor/Outdoor Children’s Garden. Join us to learn aspects of horticultural therapy that can enhance adult day services, seniors, children’s programs, recreational therapy programs, school gardens, community and healing gardens, corrections, hospice, medical care/mental health, rehabilitation programs and more.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Candice Shoemaker will present "New Horizons: Evidence Based Practice and the Future of Horticultural Therapy."

An MSU alumnus, Dr. Shoemaker is currently a professor of Horticulture and Human Health and the head of the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources at Kansas State University. She directs the graduate program in horticultural therapy, is widely published and has international connections. You will not want to miss the opportunity to hear her share research information, knowledge of evidence-based practice and thoughts on the future of horticultural therapy.

Early registration is $60 for MHTA members/$80 for non-members (postmarked by March 4). Regular registration is $70 for MHTA members/$90 for non-members and $30 for full time students. Annual MHTA membership is $20.

Registration fee includes lunch (vegetarian option available). For those traveling, a block of hotel rooms are reserved for Thursday and Friday night.

For additional information contact Cathy Flinton, HTR at 517-332-1616 x16238 or or M.C. Haering at or 248-982-6266.

Visit the MHTA Facebook page at Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA)