Explore the foundations of how and why nature is an effective therapeutic medium in today’s world of increasing challenges and stress. Learn about the healing aspects of plants, gardens, and the natural world, and immerse yourself in a restorative experience on a guided walk through Mt. Cuba’s woodland landscapes. Then, bring nature into your home or workspace by creating a tabletop planting that illustrates the benefits of sensory experiences and biophilic elements in the indoor environment.
About the Instructor:
Phyllis D’Amico, HTM, is a registered horticultural therapist with the American Horticultural Therapy Association and has more than 30 years of professional experience. She is the Program Coordinator for the Certificate in Horticultural Therapy at the New York Botanical Garden, and she created an award-winning horticultural therapy program for special needs students at the New Jersey Regional Day School in Newark.