American Horticultural Therapy Association Horticultural Therapist Laura DePrado, Final Touch Plantscaping leads a celebration of Horticultural Therapy Week with legislative leaders at the Adult Day Center of Somerset County.
Bridgewater, NJ, April 12, 2019 – The ADC celebrated Horticultural Therapy Week during its Horticultural Connections Workshop on March 19th. Special guests were: Constituent & Outreach Director Rachel Frisch and Dana Walter from Assemblyman Roy Freiman’s office (NJ District 16); Chief of Staff Crystal Pruitt from Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker’s office (NJ District 16); Dawn Higgins, Constituent Liaison from Senator Michael Doherty’s office (NJ District 23); Chief of Staff Dan Hirshberg, from Assemblyman John DiMaio’s office (District 23); Jack Otterbein, Otterbein Landscaping and President of New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association; and Lori Jenssen, Executive Director, New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association. All participated in activities presented by Laura DePrado of Final Touch Plantscaping LLC.
New Jersey is the first in the nation to formally designate “Horticultural Therapy Week,” initially established by Congress in 2006 to celebrate the endless benefits of connecting people and plants. The ADC has been offering horticultural therapy to its 140 members for the past five years.