The Ah-Ha Moment
Episode 10: Debra Edwards

Episode 10: Debra Edwards

October 2, 2020

Debra is a registered horticultural therapist (2013) and received her horticultural therapy certificate from the horticultural Therapy Institute and a Bachelor of landscape architecture from Auburn University. Debra has 18 years of experience in landscape design and maintenance and 5 years of experience in horticultural therapy programming.  Now, Debra works as the horticultural therapist at the Life Enrichment Center in two locations of Cleveland Co., NC. The population she serves includes adults with disabilities or dementia at two adult daycare campuses. She is also the Editor in Chief of the AHTA Magazine as well as serving on the national AHTA Board. 

John Murphy

John Murphy

September 1, 2020
John Murphy has been the director of Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville, NC since 1999.  Bullington is a public garden and horticultural education center and offers programs for school children and adults. He developed the HT program for high school students with special needs in 2003.  
John has a MS in horticulture, is a HTR and a licensed teacher.
Episode 8: Anne Meore

Episode 8: Anne Meore

August 14, 2020

Tonight we had the opportunity to talk with Anne Meore LMSW, HTR. She is the Garden Projects Coordinator for Bon Secours Charity Health System, Suffern, NY, where she is responsible for designing & managing therapeutic garden spaces & conducting Horticultural Therapy programming in the accessible and therapeutic, “Garden of Hope,” at Good Samaritan Hospital.” She works at the New York Botanical Garden, as the Horticultural Therapy Program Coordinator for THRIVE, program advisor to and
a faculty member of the HT Certificate Program at NYBG and has been an instructor for NYBG’s Edible Academy since 2011.
Anne serves on the accessibility work group for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and as an
adjunct faculty member in the Biology Department at Manhattanville College, teaching
Therapeutic Horticulture. In addition, she provides therapeutic garden consultation, HT
programming and lectures on the importance of the “People-Plant” relationship through her own business, Planthropy LLC.

 

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Marion Myhre

Marion Myhre

August 4, 2020

During today's episode we are chatting with Marion G. Myhre, the horticultural therapist at Perkins School for the Blind.  Marion has been in the field since 1984 and brings a lot of experience and knowledge with her.  Come join us to learn what her "ah-ha" moment was when becoming a horticultural therapist. 

Faryn-Beth Hart

Faryn-Beth Hart

July 15, 2020
Faryn Hart is a horticultural therapist based in the Bay Area CA. She runs HT programming working with woman and teenagers in residential eating disorder treatment, she works with homeless and low income families doing gardening and child development in the Mission District in San Francisco and also volunteers in San Quentin State Prison working with incarcerated men in the vegetable and flower gardens.
She is currently in graduate school pursuing her MSW.  
Hilda Krus

Hilda Krus

June 16, 2020

Our 5th episode is here!  We are excited to announce that we had the privilege of interviewing Hilda Krus, HTR.  Hilda is the Director of GreenHouse and Horticultural Therapy programs for the Horticultural Society of New York.  She talks about her time in Germany and how moments in her life shaped her and compelled her to enter the field of HT.  Hilda also talks about her work on New York's iconic Riker's Island's HT program. You won't want to miss this one! 

Erin Backus

Erin Backus

June 14, 2020

Today, Irene Barber interviews her co-host Erin Backus. Erin tells us about her journey on becoming a Horticultural Therapist and her 'ah-ha' moment.  

Hollie Marron

Hollie Marron

June 11, 2020

Today we interviewed an occupational therapist who is just starting to use therapeutic horticulture in her practice.  Hollie Marron is the recent recipient of the NorthEast HT Network grant and has recorded some excellent gardening videos with adaptive tools.  Listen to her story of how she got to the garden. 

Kathy Perry

Kathy Perry

June 2, 2020

We are talking with Kathy Perry, OT/L, HTR.  She is one of our oldest HT friends, the secretary of the Northeast HT network and the Horticultural Therapist at the Monarch School of New England in NH. 

Irene Barber

Irene Barber

May 18, 2020

Co-Host Erin Backus interviews Irene Barber about her building blocks and moments that she deemed the most important when finding a career in Horticultural Therapy. 

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