While browsing I came upon this!
2009 NEHTA Grants Awarded!
Congratulations to the following recipients each awarded a $250.00 grant for expansion of HT programming:
The ARC of Blackstone Valley, Pawtucket, RI: Daggett Farm Greenhouse & Gift shop will expand its services to residents of Riverview Terrace apartments. Staff will offer classes at Riverview Terrace to elderly and disabled who have difficulty going into the community without assistance. Classes will be based on gardening in small spaces, such as indoor window boxes with interchangeable seasonal plants during the four seasons.
Winthrop University Hospital Child Life Program, Merrick, NY: For continuation of horticultural therapy services for hospitalized children at Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center and for children with cancer and blood disorders who are being treated at Winthrop’s outpatient Cancer Center for Kids. Activities will be conducted for groups and bedside for children ages one and up through a “Nurture with Nature” approach.
See the wonderful logo here:
NEHTA is, of course, the North Eastern Horticultural Therapy Association (NEHTA).
I would never have guessed it. Maybe some grants from NEHTA in OZ could help some of their problems?
It sounds like the NEHTA of New England is doing kind, generous and caring things. One can only hope our version might, one day, follow suit!
Sorry this was too funny to let past, there is a message and I hope all readers have a really great 2010. It will be a big one, what with a Federal Election and all, - I wonder if Rudd and Roxon are up to it or will be sadly disappointed again?