Nature-Based Therapeutics

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Nature-Based Therapeutics
THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE
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WHAT
Purposeful activities with plants to improve motor skills, develop self-determination, and promote community integration. 

WHY
Through purposeful therapeutic strategies, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum dedicates itself to the elimination of both physical and attitudinal barriers to horticulture, and to the introduction and inclusion of as many people as possible in the joys of watching a garden flourish.

Therapeutic Horticulture services provide opportunities for people to explore mind, body and spirit through plants

  • Through interaction with plants, an individual's quality of life is maximized.
  • Through Therapeutic Horticulture activities, people develop the skills necessary for self-determination.
  • Through the simple pleasures of the garden, community integration is promoted.  

 

For further information, please contact
Dr. Jean M. Larson, PhD, CTRS, HTR
University of Minnesota
Manager - Nature-Based Therapeutic Services
Asst. Professor - Nature-Based Therapeutic Studies
larso095@umn.edu