Collaboration is the key to expanding health and life quality through horticulture

P.D. Relf
Over the last 50 years there has been a gradual increase in professional, as well as popular, awareness of the value of horticulture to enhance health and quality of life. To move these professional areas forward, there is a need for greater internal collaboration among those who are seeking to advance professional and volunteer applications of horticulture to health. Equally critical is the development and expansion of external collaboration with those professionals that will determine its acceptance and future growth. This paper not only addresses the need for collaboration but targets specific areas in which collaboration is critical to bring recognition of the role of horticulture in health and quality of life with emphasis on horticultural therapy/therapeutic horticulture/garden therapy (HT/TH/GT).
Relf, P.D. (2021). Collaboration is the key to expanding health and life quality through horticulture. Acta Hortic. 1330, 115-132
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2021.1330.13
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2021.1330.13
horticultural therapy, therapeutic horticulture, garden therapy, therapeutic and social horticulture, horticulture therapy garden design, well-being through horticulture
English

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