Therapeutic Horticulture A Practitioner's Perspective

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Therapeutic horticulture can transform lives. Credentialed practitioners use plant and plant-related activities to achieve specific health improvements. In 50 essays & 100 photos, this health profession and its programs, practices, research, and therapeutic gardens are explored. More
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About Lesley Fleming

Lesley L. Fleming, MA, HTR loves salvias, rhubarb, pruning and swimming in the ocean.

She also spends her time as a registered horticultural therapist, consultant and writer in the United States and Canada. Active in the field for 10 years, she has been Editor in Chief of the American Horticultural Therapy Association News Magazine, AHTA board member, President of Florida Horticultural Therapy Association, and advisory member of Halifax (N.S.) Common Roots Urban Farm and Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. She is recipient of several national horticultural therapy awards including The American Horticultural Therapy Association’s Alice Burlingame Humanitarian Award 2008, their 2013 and 2016 Publication Awards. Her work has been recognized by the Florida Horticultural Therapy Association’s 2009 Professional Service Award and the 2010 University of Florida - Florida Master Gardener Special Audiences Award for the Falkenburg Jail-Master Gardener Therapeutic Horticulture Program.

Lesley has written extensively on issues within the horticultural therapy field. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, she has investigated Botanic Gardens: Fertile Soil for the Practice of Horticultural Therapy (2010), and Veterans to Farmer Programs: An Emerging Nature-Based Programming Trend (2015). A regular contributor to the Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association and the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network publications, she is frequently published online at

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Reviews of Therapeutic Horticulture A Practitioner's Perspective by Lesley Fleming

maureen ranft reviewed on Jan. 3, 2017

Therapeutic Horticulture- A Practioner's Perspective is an easy to read educational book that instructs the reader about using Horticulture for Therapy. This was a new topic for me but the author, Lesley Fleming was very informative and mentioned several diverse ideas to get her points across to the reader. The photos also enhanced the lessons to be learned. I recommend this book for anyone who loves gardening and wants to share the benefits with other friends and family
Maureen Ranft
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
Kathy reviewed on Nov. 28, 2016
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THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE - A PRACTIONER'S PERSPECTIVE By Lesley Fleming, HTR is a refreshing and brilliantly done reference book that can be used again and again by all levels and professions in and out of the field of Horticultural Therapy. Whether working with clients in HT, Rec Therapy, teaching, etc., or for personal information in the world of gardening non specifically, there is information to be enjoyed, learned and interests piqued. Something to inspire, rekindle gardening love, and a fresh perspective make it a must read from this well versed and immersed Horticultural Therapist's wide spectrum of experience and knowledge!
Kathy J Carroll, BS MS HTR
(reviewed 71 days after purchase)
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