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39th Annual Conference (East Lansing)

Sponsoring Organization: Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA)

Date: March 9

Start Time: 8:30 am

End Time: 4:30 pm

Location : MSU Department of Horticulture, 1066 Bogue St., A288 Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg., East Lansing, MI

Description of the Event: 

The Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) will hold its 39th annual conference "Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People & Plants" on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Michigan State University. The conference will be held at the Plant & Soil Sciences Building in conjunction with Agriculture and Natural Resources Week. 

Barb Kreski, M.H.S., OTR/L, HTR will present the keynote address, "Horticultural Therapy: Let's Get Ready and Get Going". Barb is the director of horticultural therapy services at the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) which is located on 385 acres in Glencoe, Illinois. CBG is well known for its educational opportunities including the Horticultural Therapy certificate program. Barb is a registered horticultural therapist with a master's degree in health science and a BA in occupational therapy. She will share how interaction with plants and nature impacts human health and presents great opportunities to us all.

The 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, educational displays, refreshments, door prizes and optional visit to the MSU Children's Garden.

Education Credit Hours: Please check with your Extension agent

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