Autumn blooms with horticultural therapy and community connections

Blooming through the Seasons in purposeful and meaningful activities that guide connection and engagement, and bring about success for all. ~ Courtesy of Laura DePrado

The Monarch Butterfly migrates to seek new life. Leaves are turning brilliant golds, reds and bronze at their own seasonal pace across the canvas of the landscape. Leaves are dropping. Trees, shrubs, and summer’s flowers bloom are no more. 

October is falling into a cornucopia of mums, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, celosia, pansies, cabbages and kales, while Horticultural Therapy and community connections are blooming and creating another landscape in the making.

New Jersey horticultural therapists represented the largest percentage (15 percent), of attendees from 31 U.S. states and seven countries at The American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) annual conference “Community Connections through Horticultural Therapy,” in Burlington Vermont last month.  The conference was hosted by the Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network (NEHTN), and sponsored by Gardeners Supply Co. NEHTN and Legacy Health


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