Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association invites you to attend




 Friday, March 9, 2018    

The conference will be held at the Plant & Soil Sciences Building at Michigan State University in conjunction with Agriculture and Natural Resources Week. 


Barb Kreski, M.H.S., OTR/L, HTR will present the keynote address, “Horticultural Therapy: Let’s Get Ready and Get Going”.  Barb is the director of horticultural therapy services at the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) which is located on 385 acres in Glencoe, Illinois. CBG is well known for its educational opportunities including the Horticultural Therapy certificate program. Barb is a registered horticultural therapist with a master’s degree in health science and a BA in occupational therapy.  She will share how interaction with plants and nature impacts human health and presents great opportunities to us all.


The MHTA conference is beneficial to anyone interested in learning how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change and improves well-being.


This event features informative breakout sessions, book/product sales, hands-on workshops, displays, refreshments, door prizes and optional visit to the MSU Indoor/Outdoor Children’s Garden.

Join us to learn how gardening activities are being used to achieve specific and documented health benefits.

  • Note: Online Registration is closed.  Walk in registration is available, if you are interested in attending you can register at the door (payment by check or cash)

Visit the MHTA Facebook page at Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) for ongoing postings of information and details for the conference.


For additional information, contact Cathy Flinton, HTR at 517-332-1616 x16238 or


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