As posted on my Winston Churchill Fellowship blog page (www.thetravellinght.wordpress.com), I have recently completed the report on the findings of my horticultural therapy travels to the USA and Canada. It has been published on the WCMT website and is free to read and download from: http://goo.gl/NroUSc
I was also recently in Minnesota, USA and visited the horticultural program at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. I found this article from Lake Minnetonka Magazine which explains all about it.
To read the article please visit: http://lakeminnetonkamag.com/article/human-interest/minnesota-landscape-arboretum-horticulture-therapy
Some of you may have noticed that there has been a lack of updates on this site recently. This is due to me being in North America visiting various horticultural therapy projects and attending the American Horticultural Therapy Association annual conference.
To follow the progress and learn more about these visits please see: http://www.thetravellinght.wordpress.com
Here is a link to a video of a lecture by Kirk Hines, Horticultural Therapist, doing a lecture on horticultural therapy as part of the Botanical Medicine and Health course offered at Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
The video is approximately 37 minutes long.
I am delighted and somewhat humbled to announce that I have been awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to research and experience horticultural therapy practices in North America.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funds people to travel and visit places carrying out best practice in their professional field. The Trust started after the death of Winston Churchill and people have been travelling under the Trust since the 1960’s. At present the Trust offers 125 fellowships each year.
This is generally the main reason things have gone a little quite on this blog recently as I have been organising flights, accommodation and visits.
In order to raise the profile of the Winston Churchill Trust and not to hijack this one I have set up a separate blog which will document my thoughts, feelings and findings as I progress throughout the project. This blog can be found here: http://thetravellinght.wordpress.com/
More information on the Churchill Trust can be found here: www.wcmt.org.uk I fully recommend looking at the website and considering an application. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with, very supportive and understanding throughout.
A video from American local TV station NPO doing an interview with horticultural therapist Betsy Brown.
Bit of a delay between postings but I am back it and came across this video playlist from the Therapeutic and Healing Landscape Design website.
The playlist includes videos from Chicago Botanic Garden, Healing Gardens at The Cheri Amore Garden of Hope, Illinois and the Henry Ford Hospital.