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Healing Nature Forum
Horticulture as Therapy

March 27, 2015
Center for Architecture, Tafel Hall
536 Laguardia Place
New York, NY 10012

The Healing Nature Forum promotes awareness that the connection to nature is essential to human health and well-being, and interactions with plants and gardens provide physical, psychological, and community benefits. This year's forum will focus on the factors of healing, meditation, contemplation, and restoration of therapeutic gardens. Join us as we welcome horticultural therapists, landscape architects, and researchers to discuss the importance of horticulture as therapy.

This year’s keynote speaker, Naomi A. Sachs, MLA, EDAC is Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network and a doctoral candidate in Architecture at Texas A&M University within the Center for Health Systems and Design. Her dissertation focus is on developing a standardized toolkit for evaluation of gardens in healthcare facilities. Naomi A. Sachs is the coauthor of Therapeutic Landscapes, a comprehensive and authoritative guide that offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation.

 

SCHEDULE

9:30am–10:00am Registration and Breakfast
10:00am–11:00am Introductions and Keynote
    Naomi A. Sachs, Founding Director, Therapeutic Landscape Network
11:00am–12:30pm Morning Panel Discussion
  Moderator:
    Milton Puryear, Co-Founder, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
  Panelists:
    Brian E. Bainnson, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Quatrefoil Inc
Jay Graham, Design Advisor, TKF Foundation
Teresia M. Hazen, Coordinator of Therapeutic Gardens, Legacy Health
12:30pm–1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm–2:30pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions

 

Students: $45
Members: $55
Non-members: $75

 

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The Healing Nature Forum joins our Urban Agriculture Conference and Art & Nature Symposium to form a series of three educational programs designed to bring together leading professionals in their fields to examine innovative developments in horticulture and their applications.







THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK & W. ATLEE BURPEE CO. PRESENT

The Horticultural Society of New York

Thursday, November 13, 2014
5:30-7:45pm

The Horticultural Society of New York
148 West 37th Street, Floor 13, New York, NY 10018

Members: Free
Non-Members: $15
Students: $10

The Hort’s first annual Art & Nature Symposium focuses on the intersection of art and agriculture, and how both are used as catalysts for creative thought, environmental stewardship, and economic development. Historically, nature has inspired artists to create, but more as a passive thing to behold. In recent years, artists have taken a more interactive approach to their environment and the surrounding landscape—cultivating it, developing it, creating it. The Art & Nature Symposium invites some of our most important artists, curators, and advocates to explore the role art and culture play in cultivating and protecting our environment.

Schedule

5:30pm   Reception
6:30pm   Panel Discussion with guest speakers speakers Amy Lipton, Peter Nadin, Andrea Reynosa, Alan Sonfist, and Linda Weintraub
7:30pm   Q&A and closing remarks

Email programs@thehort.org for more information or to get involved.

The Art & Nature Symposium joins our Urban Agriculture Conference and Healing Nature Forum to form a series of three educational programs designed to bring together leading professionals in their fields to examine innovative developments in horticulture and their applications.





Green Roof Boot Camp
October 9–10, 2014
8:30 am–5:00 pm


Join more than 400 accredited Green Roof Professionals and distinguish yourself in the marketplace by adding this green building credential to your professional qualifications.

Tuition includes 100-page course manual and a tour of NYC's largest living wall. GRHC is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, LA CES, AIA CES, and APLD.

Hort members will recieve a $25 discount on each course with discount code "TheHortMember"

Green Roof Design and Installation 
Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Green Roof Design and Installation is an updated and consolidated version of our Green Roof Design 101 and Green Roof Design and Installation 201 courses. It incorporates new research on green roof benefits and the latest technical standards, and presents tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 
Friday, October 10th, 2014

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.

Tuition:
Tuition for Green Roof Design and Installation (2nd Ed.) is $499 USD, or $474 USD for GRHC members. Tuition for Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage and Green Roof Plants and Growing Media is $399 USD, or $374 USD for GRHC members each.

Continuing Education Credits:
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, AIA CES, LA CES, APLD, BOMI and R CI.









Green Roof Boot Camp:
Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design

October 3–5, 2013
8:30 am–5:00 pm


Join more than 400 accredited Green Roof Professionals and distinguish yourself in the marketplace by adding this green building credential to your professional qualifications.

Tuition for each course is $199 USD. Tuition includes 100-page course manual and a tour of NYC's largest living wall. GRHC is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, LA CES, AIA CES, and APLD.

Hort members will recieve a $25 discount on each course with discount code "TheHortMember"

Green Roof Design and Installation (2nd Ed.) 
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Green Roof Design and Installation (2nd Ed.) is an updated and consolidated version of our Green Roof Design 101 and Green Roof Design and Installation 201 courses. It incorporates new research on green roof benefits and the latest technical standards, and presents tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 
Friday, October 4th, 2013

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.

Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 
Saturday, October 5th, 2013

This course will provide participants with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It establishes design and implementation best management practices for plants and growing media in green roofs.

Tours:
Tours of local projects will be offered in conjunction with this event.

Tuition:
Tuition for Green Roof Design and Installation (2nd Ed.) is $499 USD, or $474 USD for GRHC members. Tuition for Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage and Green Roof Plants and Growing Media is $399 USD, or $374 USD for GRHC members each.

Please visit GRHC's site for full information on tuition and registration.

Continuing Education Credits:
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, AIA CES, LA CES, APLD, BOMI and R CI.





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Visit our membership page to learn more about our NEW Green family membership levels.





May 15–17, 2013

The Horticultural Society of New York presents our  3rd Annual Urban Agriculture Conference, being held in May 2013 in New York City. This year’s conference will focus on increasing the awareness of food security in our struggling economy and will explore the potential of food production in urban environments as a prominent and viable alternative.

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Green Roof Boot Camp:
Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training Courses

Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2013
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Join more than 400 accredited Green Roof Professionals and distinguish yourself in the marketplace by adding this green building credential to your professional qualifications.

Tuition for each course is $399 USD. Tuition includes course materials, lunch, and refreshments. Those using AIA, RCI, ASLA, USGBC or APLD credits for application toward their local/regional association or for license renewal can acquire 7.5 education credits for participating. Please visit GRHC's site for full information on tuition and registration.

Hort members will recieve a $25 discount on each course with discount code "HSNYmember"

Green Roof Design 101: Introductory Course
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
at The Horticultural Society of New York, 148 West 37th St., 13th Floor

This introductory training course on green roof infrastructure design presents many of the tools and techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget.

Green Roof Infrastructure: Design & Installation 201
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
at The Horticultural Society of New York, 148 West 37th St., 13th Floor

This immensely practical course that provides participants with in-depth information on the multitude of green roof implementation issues from first client meetings through scheduling, insurance and permit issues, site analysis, construction considerations and more.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
at New York City Soil and Water Conservation District,
121 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 501

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.

Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
at New York City Soil and Water Conservation District,
121 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 501

This course will provide participants with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It establishes design and implementation best management practices for plants and growing media in green roofs.

Courses approved for Professional Development Hours through LA CES.  Tours of local projects will be offered in conjunction with this event.  For more info, and to register, visit greenroofs.org.





The Horticultural Society of New York in partnership with
NYU Langone Medical Center’s Horticultural Therapy Department present:


Healing Nature Forum:
Planting the Seeds of Health and Sustainability

Formerly The Horticultural Therapy Forum

The connection to nature is essential to human health and well-being. Interacting with nature promotes physical, psychological, and community benefits. This year’s forum will focus on information that integrates programming, policy-making and fundraising with non-profits, social services, healthcare industry, and community groups. Therapeutic horticulture can improve the body, mind and spirit through passive or active involvement. Join us as we discuss the importance of horticulture as therapy.

Click here for the 2013 participant bios

Check back soon for details about the next Healing Nature Forum, which will be in March of 2014. Email programs@thehort.org for more information or to get involved.

Interested in therapeutic gardening services?
Learn more (click to view PDF):







New York Green Roof Boot Camp
Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training Courses
Thursday, March 22 - Sunday, March 25
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


The green roof industry grew by more than 28 percent last year and the need for trained professionals who are familiar with green roof benefits, design, implementation, and technology has never been greater. Join more than 400 accredited Green Roof Professionals and distinguish yourself in the marketplace by adding this green building credential to your professional qualifications.

Tuition for each course is $399 USD. Tuition includes course materials, lunch, and refreshments. Those using AIA, RCI, ASLA, USGBC or APLD credits for application toward their local/regional association or for license renewal can acquire 7.5 education credits for participating. Please visit GRHC's site for full information on tuition and registration.


Green Roof Design 101: Introductory Course
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

This introductory training course on green roof infrastructure design presents many of the tools and techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget.

Green Roof Infrastructure: Design & Installation 201
Friday, March 23rd, 2012

This is GRHC’s second course in the Accredited Green Roof Professional Program. Registrants should have already taken the Green Roof Design 101 Introductory Course or have a solid understanding of green roof design and available technology.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301
Saturday, March 24th, 2012

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.

Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401
Sunday, March 25th, 2012

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.







Urban Agriculture Conference

Friday, March 16, 2012
10:00am – 2:30pm

Is urban farming here for the long haul, or just the latest iteration of a “back to the land” reflex that occurs whenever the nation or economy is threatened?

While the potential of urban farming is huge—NYC alone has some 25,000 acres suited to it—this potential remains largely untapped. We will explore urban farms that have made it in NYC, as well as discuss hurdles to further development, promising avenues for activists, and what role we can expect urban farming to play in the larger food system. Whether you’re new to the concept, have been scratching city dirt for decades, or hope to make your mark on our food system, this conference will put urban farming in a “big picture” context with something for everyone.

Join us as we welcome our keynote speaker Thomas Fox as he traces the history of urban farming, particularly over the last decade in the United States. Fox interviewed numerous urban farmers, homesteaders, and policy experts in the course of writing Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World, and brings a refreshing approach to the topic that is both informed and accessible.

Following Fox’s opening lecture, there will be a panel discussion featuring some of the most productive and innovative projects in the city’s urban farming community.

advanced registration required by march 14—sorry, no walk-ins
Admission: $15 (breakfast and lunch included)
Click here to register online or call us at 212.757.0915.

Schedule

10:00am — Meet and Greet (breakfast included)
10:30am — Introduction, George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture, The Hort
Keynote Speech, Thomas Fox, “Urban Farming in 2012: Anything New Under the Sun?”

12:00pm–12:30pm — Lunch (included)

Panel Discussion
12:30–2:30pm — Panel Discussion

Moderator: Camilla Hammer, Farm Manager, Battery Urban Farm, The Battery Conservancy

Panelists: Erika Brenner, Farm Educator, Dekalb Farm
Annie Novak, Founder and Director, Growing Chefs
Phyllis Odessey, Director of Horticulture , Randall’s Island Park
EunYoung Sebazco, Horticulture Manager, Randall’s Island Park
Britta Riley, CEO and Founder, Windowfarms
Zach Pickens, Farm Manager, Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center







The 6th Annual Horticultural Therapy Forum
Friday, February 10, 2012
10:00am – 2:15pm

Supportive housing is just that: housing plus support. The Supportive Housing Network of New York works with their members to help tenants lead healthy lives in sustainable physical surroundings. The supportive housing model means that tenants have affordable apartments and access to the services they need to stay housed and healthy. Horticultural Therapy, or HT, is a key component in making this possible.

Horticultural Therapy is an effective cognitive behavioral therapy that provides physical and emotional benefits as well as related health benefits—improved indoor air quality, access to healthy food, and a stronger sense of community connection. For a number of Network members, the benefits of providing HT to their tenants have been immediate, substantive and tangible—tenants receive great pleasure from the flowers, plants, fresh food and herbs they’ve helped nurture and grow.

Join us at The Hort for a day dedicated to horticultural therapy and the benefit it provides to the supportive housing community. We also extend a warm welcome to our governmental partners: NYS Office of Mental Health, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, and NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development.

Click here to read speaker biographies.


Schedule

10:00am — Meet and Greet (breakfast included)
10:15am — Introduction, Sara Hobel, Executive Director, The Hort
Ariel Krasnow, Director of Green Housing Initiatives, The Network

Lecturers
10:30am — Hilda Krus, Director of GreenHouse & Horticultural Therapy Programs,
and Laurie Sexton, Horticultural Therapist and GreenHouse Instructor, The Hort
11:15am — Carole Gordon, LCSW, Director of Housing Development
and Patricia Callahan, EdM, MA, CRC, Associate Director of the PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) Program, The Bridge

11:45am–12:15pm — Lunch

Panel Discussion
12:15–1:15pm — Panel Discussion with Community Leaders and Supportive Housing Providers
Moderator: Jolie Milstein, Director of Real Estate, Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc.
Panelists: Leigh Kusovitsky (MPH, RD, CDN), Nutrition Resource Manager, United Way of NYC
Susan Palm, Urban Oasis Assistant Coordinator, Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
Erica Packard, Executive Director, Manhattan Land Trust/Bronx Land Trust
Jennifer Plewka, Director of Environmental Education, Phipps Community Development Corporation
Jon Sheffield, Tenant Services Coordinator, Common Ground: The Times Square


1:15–2:15pm — Q&A with Government Partners
Caren Abate, Housing Director, NYC Field Office, NYS Office of Mental Health
Carlos M. Diaz, Program Specialist, Bureau of Mental Health, Office of Housing Services, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
Christopher Mahase, Director of Sustainability, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development

Click here to read speaker biographies.







New York Green Roof Boot Camp (Fall 2011)
Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training Courses
Thursday, October 27 - Sunday, October 30
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


The green roof industry grew by more than 28 percent last year and the need for trained professionals who are familiar with green roof benefits, design, implementation, and technology has never been greater. Join more than 400 accredited Green Roof Professionals and distinguish yourself in the marketplace by adding this green building credential to your professional qualifications.

Tuition for each course is $399 USD. Tuition includes course materials, lunch, and refreshments. Those using AIA, RCI, ASLA, USGBC or APLD credits for application toward their local/regional association or for license renewal can acquire 7.5 education credits for participating. Please visit GRHC's site for full information on tuition and registration.


Green Roof Design 101: Introductory Course
Thursday, October 27th, 2011

This introductory training course on green roof infrastructure design presents many of the tools and techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget.

Green Roof Infrastructure: Design & Installation 201
Friday, October 28th, 2011

This is GRHC’s second course in the Accredited Green Roof Professional Program. Registrants should have already taken the Green Roof Design 101 Introductory Course or have a solid understanding of green roof design and available technology.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301
Saturday, October 29th, 2011

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.

Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401
Sunday, October 30th, 2011

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.







Urban Agriculture Conference 2011


"There is a quiet revolution stirring in our food system. It is not happening so much on the distant farms that still provide us with the majority of our food; it is happening in cities, neighborhoods, and towns. It has evolved out of the basic need that every person has to know their food, and to have some sense of control over its safety and security."
   -Michael Ableman



Friday, March 18, 2011

Conference Schedule

10:00 am - Meet and Greet

10:30 am - Introduction
- George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture, The Hort

Speakers:
- Scott Chaskey, Quail Hill Farms
Author of "This Common Ground"
- Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns
- Jeremy Smith, Author of "Growing a Garden City"

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Panel Presentations
Moderator:
- George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture, The Hort

Panelists:
- Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
- Scott Chaskey, Quail Hill Farms
Author of "This Common Ground"
-Christina Grace, Urban Food Systems Program,
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
- Jeremy Smith, Author of "Growing a Garden City"
- Keith Stewart, Keith's Farm
Author of "It's a Long Road to a Tomato"
- Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns
- Karen Washington, NYC Community Garden Coalition

2:00 pm - Panel Q & A


Breakfast provided by Stonyfield Organic.

Photo credits clockwise from top banner: 1. Mindfuleats.com; 2. Chad Harder and Sepp Jannotta; 3. Chris Stevens; 4. Susan Reimer




The Annual Horticultural Therapy Partnership Forum


The Horticultural Society of New York and the Horticultural Therapy Partnership invite you to come explore the use of horticulture to promote emotional and physical well-being.
Join us to discuss the application of horticultural therapy to food production at urban farms, community gardens, correction and alternative-to-correction programs, and care facilities. We look forward to your attendance at what promises to be an informative and inspiring conference.

The Horticultural Therapy Partnership was formed in 2007 to advance the use and practice of horticulture for human health, learning, and development.
The Partnership consists of therapists, clinicians, teachers, gardeners, and community advocates who work primarily with constituents living in the urban environment. Each year we meet to discuss our experiences, and to hear those of others. The Horticultural Therapy Partnership's goal is to develop best practices, and to create a network that allows for the easy exchange of ideas and knowledge. The forum is open to everyone.

We appreciate your interest and feedback.
For more information, please call (212) 757-0915 x100.

George Pisegna, Director of
Horticulture, HSNY

The Horticultural Therapy Partnership
is generously funded by:

•   The Education Foundation of America
•   Ittleson Foundation
•   van Ameringen Foundation, Inc.




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