Since Jan. 1, 2014, more than 6,300 bills and resolutions have been introduced by the state Senate and Assembly. If you weed out duplicates, the list of bills for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session total approximately 4,300. Only a few hundred per session ever become law. On March 26, the General Assembly passed Joint Resolution, AJR13, designating the third week of March as “Horticultural Therapy Week.” (more…)
Just in time for spring, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders issued a proclamation declaring March 15 to March 21 as Horticultural Therapy Week.
“Horticultural therapy is the practice of utilizing garden environments to aid in rehabilitative and vocational therapies and is also used in treatment of mental illness,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh. “Somerset County is pleased to promote the use of this beneficial and effective therapy this week and throughout the year.” (more…)
This week is national Horticultural Therapy Week March 15 to 22, coinciding with the birth of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Shamrock of green clover, and the week of promotion of horticultural therapy and the good work of horticultural therapists nationally and locally. You don’t have to be Irish to recognize that horticultural therapy and the people-plant connection makes eyes smile across the garden state as research-based evidence shows the physical, psychological, social and cognitive benefits of horticultural therapy. The New Jersey Senate became the first legislative body in the United States to pass a resolution designating the third week of March as Horticultural Therapy Week established by Congress in spring 2006. (more…)
This week, March 15 to 21, is national Horticultural Therapy Week. It coinciding with the birth of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Shamrock of green clover and the week of promotion of horticultural therapy and the good work of horticultural therapists nationally and locally. (more…)