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Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association 30th Annual Conference

  1. 1. HORTICULTURAL THERAPY: CONNECTING PEOPLE AND PLANTS The Alice W. Burlingame Memorial Chapter of the American Horticultural Therapy Association invites you to attend its MHTA 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Friday, March 7, 2008 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Horticultural Therapy as an Effective Treatment Tool for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse SATURDAY WORKSHOP Saturday, March 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nurturing Mind, Body and Soul including Chocolate Therapy Plant and Soil Sciences Building Michigan State University East Lansing, MichiganThe Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association is excited to present its 30th annual conference.Mitchell Hewson, HTM, will present "Horticultural Therapy as an Effective Treatment Tool for PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse.” An inspiring and dynamic speaker, Mitchell willshare first-hand experiences and practical tips from his 34 years working in psychiatry. As the firstRegistered Horticultural Therapist in Canada and a Registered Aromatherapist and LandscapeTechnologist, he developed and leads the country’s largest Horticultural Therapy program atHomewood Health Centre, Inc. in Ontario. Mitchell is the author of Horticulture as Therapy: APractical Guide to Using Horticulture as a Therapeutic Tool, which will be available to purchase at theconference.This conference features a variety of break-out sessions including hands-on craft workshops,educational displays, book sales, door prizes, networking opportunities, and an optional visit to theMSU Indoor/Outdoor Children’s Garden. It is certain to be a positive educational experience foreveryone with an interest in horticultural therapy. American Horticultural Therapy Association(AHTA) accreditation certificates will be available. Please join us as we continue to cultivate theutilization of horticulture as therapy in Michigan!Cathy Leavey, HTR, Conference Coordinator MHTA Web Site: www.mhtachapter.org
  2. 2. F RIDAY B REAKOUT S ESSIONS BLOOMING WITH SENIORS ~ Susan Powers a.m. onlySusan will share an overview of the Village of Westland including her favorite activities and projects. Thissenior residential program includes 200 apartments, two assisted living cottages on 26 acres of grounds withraised beds, butterfly garden, rose garden, waterfall garden, and memory garden. Susan is a Master Gardener and a Residential Living Advisor at the Village of Westland. FRAGRANT ROSE SPA ~ Sarah Sieradzki, OTR/L ($3 material fee payable at the session) a.m. onlyLearn the history and lore of roses and ways to incorporate them into your horticultural therapy program.Participants will create three projects to take home: Restorative Rose Petal Tea, Relaxing Rose Sachet, and SkinSmoothing Rose Bath Sachet. Sarah is a Clinical Specialist in mental health occupational therapy with experience in special education and mental health. She was the keynote speaker at MHTA’s 2007 conference, and we are excited to have her return this year. GROWING KIDS WHO GROW GARDENS ~ Staff from Blandford Nature Center & Mixed Greens a.m. onlyJoin us to learn how Mixed Greens offers experiential education for elementary students in gardening, cooking,and vermicomposting in the Grand Rapids area. Program staff will share their experiences teaching childrenabout growing and eating local seasonal foods and the connections between food, plants, people, and the earth. HORTICULTURAL THERAPY IN A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY ~ Melanie Hammer, HTA, MSW a.m. onlyMelanie will share her experiences at Wellstone Regional Hospital, a psychiatric hospital that includes indoorand outdoor horticultural therapy activities. Melanie is a graduate of the Horticultural Therapy Institute and registered with AHTA as a Horticultural Therapy Assistant. She has a Masters in Social Work and experience working with children and adults in the mental health setting. SUCCULENTS IN A SHOE ~ Kate Verspoor a.m. & p.m.Come to this session for a fun hands-on experience. Participants will design and plant succulents in a shoe andlearn how this activity can meet a variety of goals/objectives in a horticultural therapy program. Shoe provided(or bring your own). Kate has experience in leading activities for seniors with a focus on self-esteem and fun. She has ten years experience working in Adult Day Care and on a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Unit in a nursing home setting. POTLUCK PROJECTS ~ MHTA Members facilitated by Betsy Brown, HTR p.m. onlyCome and see a variety of creative projects to use in your horticultural therapy program. Each presenter willshare a project, materials and cost, and how the activity can be utilized to meet goals of clients in an HTprogram. Betsy is a Horticultural Therapist Registered (HTR). She is the MHTA Membership Coordinator and works as a Horticultural Therapist at the Michigan Home for Veterans, Porter Hills, and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. GETTING TO THE ROOT OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPY ~ Cathy Leavey, HTR p.m. onlyThis is an introduction to the basics of horticultural therapy. Learn how HT is applied with persons havingspecial needs - the who, what, why, and how HT improves well-being! Cathy is a Horticultural Therapist Registered (HTR) and MHTA Conference Coordinator. She works as a Horticultural Therapist with traumatic brain injured clients at Hope Network Lansing Rehabilitation Services. HERBOLOGY ~ Mitchell Hewson, HTM p.m. onlyCome learn about the ten best herbs to use for mind, body and soul. Mitchell will also share information onherbal teas, butters, vinegars, marinades and more. Participants will make their own sachet with fresh herbs. Mitchell, our keynote speaker, will share his wealth of knowledge on herbs and the positive effects on our health.
  3. 3. C ONFERENCE S CHEDULE ~ F RIDAY, M ARCH 7, 2008 8:30 - 9:00 Registration Refreshments and review of displays 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome, Introductions Patti Travioli, MHTA President 9:15 - 10:45 Opening Session in Keynote Address by Mitchell Hewson, HTM Auditorium Horticultural Therapy as an Effective Treatment Tool for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse 10:45 - 11:15 Morning Break Refreshments, displays, book sales, and networking opportunities 11:15 - 12:30 A.M. Breakout Sessions Blooming with Seniors (choose one to attend) Fragrant Rose Spa ($3 material fee payable at the session) Growing Kids Who Grow Gardens Horticultural Therapy in a Mental Health Facility Succulents in a Shoe 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch In the Conservatory (lunch included in registration fee) 1:30 - 2:45 P.M. Breakout Sessions Succulents in a Shoe (choose one to attend) Potluck Projects Getting to the Root of Horticultural Therapy Herbology 2:45 - 3:15 Afternoon Break Displays, book sales, and networking opportunities 3:15 - 4:30 Closing Session in MHTA membership meeting, seedy character winners, Auditorium door prizes, closing remarks, and special presentation 4:30 P.M. Conference Adjourns Book sales, evaluation forms, and AHTA Certificates SATURDAY WORKSHOP Saturday, March 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nurturing Mind, Body and Soul including Chocolate Therapy Session presented by Mitchell Hewson, HTM, keynote speaker at Friday’s conference $45 Registration fee ~ MHTA Members only ~ Space is limitedThis optional workshop will assist caregivers in learning to nurture mind, body and soul through the bestfoods, health research, environment and bibliotherapy. The second part of this session will promotewellness through the use of chocolate therapy. A great culinary experience will stimulate participants withthe sights, smells and taste of chocolate. Take home eight kinds of chocolate! This fun workshop willteach you how to use chocolate as therapy and provide a great avenue to generate funds for your program. 8:30 - 9:00 Check–in (Room 149) Refreshments and book sales 9:00 - 10:15 Welcome, Introductions Mitchell Hewson, HTM and Opening Session Nurturing Mind, Body and Soul 10:15 - 10:30 Break Book sales and networking opportunities 10:30 - 12:30 Second Session, Mitchell Hewson, HTM Closing and Questions Chocolate Therapy 12:30 p.m. Adjourn Book Sales ~ Please visit MHTA’s website at www.mhtachapter.org for more details ~
  4. 4. MHTALynn Van Haveren1906 Woodlawn SEGrand Rapids, MI 49506 ANNUAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION INSIDE MISCELLANY SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILSSEEDY CHARACTER CONTEST: This contest is a conference tradition – in its sixteenth year. Clients in therapeutichorticulture programs make these characters. Entries are judged: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places receive cash prizes! For contestguidelines, please visit our website at www.mhtachapter.org.DISPLAYS: Do you have an exhibit that showcases the therapeutic horticulture program where you work or volunteer?A limited number of spaces are available; please reserve a spot by checking the box on the registration form.HORTICULTURAL THERAPY BOOKS: A variety of books, including new titles, will be for sale at the conference.Cash or checks accepted, but credit card transactions are not available. Look this year for books at discounted prices.LUNCH: Lunch is included in the registration fee (vegetarian option available).AREA ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at Towne Place Suites near MSU campus.Reservations can be made by calling 517-203-1000 before February 22 and giving the group code “MIHO”. Rates: single$89, double $109.DIRECTIONS / MAP: To locate a map to the Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg., (located at Wilson and Bogue on MSUCampus), please visit our website at www.mhtachapter.org or the MSU website at www.msu.edu/maps or contact Cathyat leavey123@aol.com or (517) 332-1616, x238.PARKING: The best option is the Wharton Center Parking structure one block northeast of PSSB. A limited number ofspaces are available in the lot next to PSSB. Parking is free during ANR week.
  5. 5. MICHIGAN HORTICULTURAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION FORM Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People and Plants March 7 & 8, 2008Name: Credentials/Title:Address:City: State: Zip:Organization:Work Address:City: State: Zip:Phone (day): (evening):Email: REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP FEES*ATTENTION MHTA NON-MEMBERS ~ Please consider joining MHTA today for an annual membership fee ofonly $15. Joining today and registering as a Member costs the same as registering as a Non-Member. As a Member, youwill also receive four newsletters per year and other member benefits (please visit the website for full details).ANNUAL CONFERENCE ~ ANNUAL CONFERENCE ~Early Bird Registration postmarked by February 25 Regular Registration after February 25 ___ $55 MHTA Member ___ $65 MHTA Member ___ $70 Non-Member* ___ $80 Non-Member*OPTIONAL SATURDAY WORKSHOP ~ Available to MHTA members only* ___ $45 MHTA Members Only ~ Space is limitedMHTA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ~ ___ $15 New membership (I’m joining now and registering for the conference as a MHTA Member above) ___ $15 Renew my membershipDONATION TO MHTA ~ Tax Exempt TOTAL ENCLOSED ~ $_________ ___ I’d like to make a donation to MHTA of $__________BREAKOUT SESSION PREFERENCES ~ OPTIONS ~(information used for planning purposes only) ___ I would like the vegetarian option for lunch AM:_________________________________ ___ I plan to bring a Seedy Character entry PM:_________________________________ ___ I’d like to reserve space for my informative displayMEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ~ ___ Yes, I give MHTA permission to share my information with other members of MHTA ___ No, please do not share my membership information with other members of MHTAPlease mail this completed form and your payment (check payable to MHTA) to:Lynn Van Haveren, 1906 Woodlawn SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (Federal ID #382918844)FOR MHTA USE ONLY ~ Date Received:____________________ Date $ Deposited: ____________________