trishsgarden@earthlink.net

(831) 713-7997

Trish Hildinger, HTR
Registered Horticultural Therapist

What's Up at HTSC?

Summer classes are full for the SDLC. Spaces still available for Fall 2019. 


We added horticultural therapy sessions for Memory Care Residents at Sunshine Villa this past winter and participants are really enjoying the sessions. 


Next California Horticultural Therapy Network meeting (CHTN, formerly HTAC) is on April 28th from 11am-3pm. Please checkout our Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/californiahtnetwork/posts/?ref=notif 

Horticultural Therapy in the News

Australian Care Farm Model

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Rooftop Gardens in Australia

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The Healing Power of Plants

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Open a Window

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CNN Staying Well

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Craig Hospital

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Studies in health care settings show a link between nature and healing.

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Nature contact may serve to supplement or augment medical treatment and therapy. Both passive exposure to landscapes and more active interactions with nature provide mental and physiological benefits that contribute to healing and therapy.

Gardening on a psychiatric inpatient unit: Cultivating recovery

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Nature-related activities such as gardening and farming have been used as part of mental health treatment around the world for centuries and beginning about 200 years ago in the United States.

Yes! Magazine article on dirt

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Dirt Is Beautiful

By reconnecting with soil, we heal the planet and ourselves.

Leah Penniman

Find out more

New York Times Opinion Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens

New York Times Opinion
Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens.

This is an excerpt from “Everything in Its Place,” a posthumous collection of writings by Dr. Sacks.

As a writer, I find gardens essential to the creative process; as a physician, I take my patients to gardens whenever possible. All of us have had the experience 

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