2017 Conference Schedule

Community Connections Through Horticultural Therapy
September 8-9, 2017, Pre-tours September 7, 2017
Burlington Hilton Hotel
Burlington, Vermont

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Thursday, September 7

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Offsite tours:

  • The Intervale - Tommy Thompson Community Garden
  • Grand Way Adult Day Center
  • University of Vermont Medical Center Rooftop Garden
  • University of Vermont Campus Gardens & Raised Beds
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intern Supervisor Workshop

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Lunch & Tour at Gardener's Supply Company

3:30 pm

Depart for Hilton Hotel

 

Friday, September 8

8:30 - 8:45 am Opening Welcome & Remarks
Leigh Anne Starling, HTR, AHTA President
8:45 - 10:00 am Keynote Presentation
Will Raap, Founder & Chairman of Gardener's Supply Company
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:15 am Horticultural Thearpy as Work in an Inpatient Mental Health Setting

Janelle Zigon, OTR/L, HTR
Incorporating Creative Arts Therapies Into Your Practice

Genevieve Layman, HTR
Design & Maintenance of Therapeutic Gardens for the Healthcare Community 

Tom Benjamin, LA
Lorraine Brisson, MS, HTM
11:15 - 11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Horticulture in Promoting Sense of Community Among Older People 

Erja Hannele Rappe, DSc
Garden Play: Creating Community for the Hospitalized Child

Roberta Hurthouse, HTR
Food as Medicine, Farming as Therapy

Sally Haskett, HTR, MLA
Dena Lind, MSW
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 1:45 pm Break
1:45 - 2:45 pm The Autism Spectrum Disorder Employment Training Program at Wilmot Gardens

Elizabeth Diehl, HTM
Healthy Individuals, Families & Communities Enjoying the Full Benefit of Great Outdoor Spaces

Reese Nelson, PhD
Program Sustainability: Therapeutic Garden Programs supporting Health System Goals

Teresia Hazen, MEd, HTR, QMHP
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm Horticultural Therapy Goes Mobile Through Partnerships 

Douglas Airhart, PhD, HTM
Ellen Wolfe, MS

Bars to Markets: Therapy & Jobs for Women out of Prison

James Jiler
Kathy Arnold
Magi Pons
Anita Franchetti
Launching a Horticultural Therapy Program for Various Underserved Veteran Populations at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Althea MacDonald, LMHC, PsyD
Linda Brown-Kuhn, MA
6:00 - 6:30 pm Reception
6:30 - 8:00 pm Social: Dinner and AHTA Awards

 

Saturday, September 9

8:30 - 9:30 am Plenary Session - The Many Faces of Horticultural Therapy in Vermont's Communities
Charlie Nardozzi, Garden writer, speaker, radio and television personality
Donna Covais, HTR
9:30 - 9:45 am Break
9:45 - 10:45 am Horticultural Therapy & the Role of Resilience in Rehabilitation, Health & Wellness

Matthew Wichrowski, MSW, HTR
Creating Community through Gardening

Kate Bodin, MEd, HTR
Horticultural Therapy in Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

Anna-Maria Palsdottir
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:30 am Horticultural Therapy & Therapeutic Gardens for Communities in Singapore

Angelia Sia
Charles Lewis Award Winner Networking by Population

MaryAnne McMillan, HTR, AHTA Immediate Past President
Jean D'Amore, HTR
11:30 - 11:45 am Break
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Business Meeting
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 - 2:30 pm Treehuggers & Angels in Blue - Collaboration & Community Building Within an Horticultural Therapy Program in Corrections

Hilda Krus, HTR
Sarah Schluep
Francis Torres
American Martinez
Tony Whitman
Matthew Nickerson
Horticultural Therapy & The Expressive Arts: The Garden as a Canvas

Anne Marie Meore, LMSW, HTR
Kelvin Ramirez, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT
Collaborative Garden Design for a Residential Eating Disorder Program

Jonathan Irish, MA, LPC, HTR
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm Farmer’s Market at Perkins School for the Blind - Fostering Community

Deborah Krause, HTR
Horticultural Therapy as a Collaborative Modality in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Abby Jaroslow, HTR, CH

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group - Community & Curriculum

Gwenn Fried, DCPA
Donna Beaton

3:45 - 4:15 pm Networking & Conference Registration Raffle