Charles A. Lewis Award - Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Charles A. Lewis Excellence in Research Award. This award is in honor of Charles A. Lewis, a pioneer in the field of people-plant interaction and innovative horticultural programs throughout the community.

This award is given to a research scientist or research scientists who have published outstanding horticultural therapy research in a horticultural or medical journal. It recognizes contributions to evidence-based research that demonstrates the effectiveness of horticultural therapy and serves to increase the awareness of research-based findings supporting the health benefits offered through horticulture.

The author(s) and article must meet the following:

  • The author(s) have written at least one research paper that has been published in a peer-reviewed horticultural science or medical journal within the last two years.
  • The article must be in reference of applied horticultural therapy research or the broader area of people-plant interaction.
  • The research design must use a statistical measure.
  • Review articles, philosophy and theory articles, program descriptions, and other non-research articles are not accepted for this award, even if the article was published in a refereed journal.

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for this distinguished award. The deadline for applications is April 10, 2017. If you have any questions please contact Brian Bainnson at

Learn more and submit your entry today!

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