Join the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Enabling Gardens Horticultural Therapy Program Tour

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.

Barb Kreski supervisor of the Horticultural Therapy Services department at the Chicago Botanic Garden will be guiding a tour on Wednesday, April 6th the day before the 2016 AOTA conference in Chicago, explaining the Enabling Gardens programs. 

Click here to join us on our tour.


Check out the video below to learn more about our tour and the Chicago Botanic Garden's Enabling Gardens.

Kreski's background spans a wide range of clinical settings including psychiatric hospitals, the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, skilled nursing facilities, public schools, and pediatric rehabilitation. She has incorporated plant- and nature-based interventions in her work in each of these settings. She holds a master's degree in health sciences with a concentration in neuroscience and an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy as well as voluntary registration as a horticultural therapist.






Here are links from Barb to the Horticultural Therapy programs:

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/certificate_programs/healthcare   Gardens That Heal (1 day symposium)  and  Healthcare Garden Design Certificate (8 day program)

http://willsull.net/  Head of Landscape Architecture at University of Illinois.  Website has lots of good information.  Dr. Sullivan is n the faculty of our program and will present at Gardens that Heal

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/therapy  Horticultural Therapy at Chicago Botanic Garden pages

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