The Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association is pleased to announce that the 40th annual conference is being held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Michigan State University. The conference committee reviewed the comments and requests from last years successful conference and developed a program that reflects the many areas of interest expressed – we are excited to have you join us to learn and experience all this event has to offer.

A highlight for the upcoming conference is a hands-on session; a horticultural therapy activity for the entire group. In this session participants will create a unique floral arrangement using a variety of plant trimmings from succulents, herbs, foliage plants and cut flowers. Key objectives and goals for all client types will be discussed throughout the project, giving the opportunity to understand how this horticultural therapy activity has many benefits to those you work with.  Participants can take home their completed project to root and grow and utilize these plants as stock plants for future projects.   

Breakout session topics include introductory and advanced topics on a variety of subjects related to utilizing horticulture as therapy from both familiar and new presenters. In addition to the sessions, participants can view educational displays, shop at the book sale and vendors booths, enjoy refreshments and network with others that have interest in learning how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change and improves well-being.

You can register for the conference on line or by mail (printable copy of brochure available on the web site).

Register soon to take advantage of the early registration fee of $65 for MHTA members and $85 for non-members if postmarked by February 22.  (Join MHTA for annual fee of $20 to register as a member). Registration is $75 for MHTA members/$95 for non-members after February 22. $40 for full time students.  Registration fee includes lunch (vegetarian option available). 

Follow link of “accommodations” for information regarding hotel rooms at the Kellogg Center.

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

Visit the MHTA Facebook page at Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) for additional information on horticulture as therapy and more highlights of this event.

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