Trish has a B.S. in Horticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a registered horticultural therapist. Before beginning her current work in horticultural therapy, she taught gardening to children, teachers, and community members for over 25 years both in Santa Cruz and through teacher workshops across the U.S.
Combining her gardening skills with a desire to help others led her to horticultural therapy. In 2015 she went back to school, and in 2017 she completed her professional registration through the Horticultural Therapy Institute and the American Horticultural Therapy Association. In 2018 she started Horticultural Therapy Santa Cruz and founded the Horticultural Therapy Association of California. This professional organization's goal is to catalyze collaborations and advance the profession of horticultural therapy in California. Today Trish works with a variety of populations, and is most passionate about working with adults with memory loss and dementia.
Are you looking for a way to contribute? Volunteers are needed for working with elders in our assisted living and memory care sessions. No experience required. Please contact Trish if you are ready to get your hands dirty and have a rewarding experience working with elders!