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The Heart of the Hospital

The Heart of the Hospital from TKF Foundation on Vimeo.

The Heart of the Hospital - At a level 1 trauma hospital in Portland, Oregon, nature is being deeply incorporated to improve patient care and outcomes through a therapeutic garden—gently transforming the hospital experience. For patients and their families; for hospital employees. Learn more at

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Help AHTA Congratulate the 2018 Annual Award Winners

The American Horticultural Therapy Association would like to congratulate the 2018 Annual Awards Winners. Each year, to further our mission to promote and advance the practice of horticultural therapy, AHTA sponsors an annual awards program to recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations whose personal initiative and achievement define outstanding performance in the field. Below are the winners for 2018:

Award Recipient
Ann Lane Mavromatis Scholarship Jaime Ascencio
Rhea McCandliss Professional Service Award Lesley L. Fleming, HTR
Therapeutic Garden Design Award  Abe’s Garden
Charles A. Lewis Excellence in Research Award

Masahiro Toyoda, PhD

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Congratulate Your New Directors

Please join the AHTA Board of Directors in congratulating our newly elected and re-elected Directors:

  • Erin Backus, MS, CRC, HTR
  • Tim Garland, RLA
  • Jonathan Irish, MA, LPC, HTR
  • Laura Rumpf, HTR

Thank you to the members who took the time to vote. Join us in October at the AHTA Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, to meet your new Board of Directors. 

AHTA Spring Magazine Available

For your reading pleasure, the summer edition of the AHTA Magazine is now available!

Highlights of this issue include:

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