Growing with Gardening: A Twelve-month Guide for Therapy, Recreation, and Education

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UNC Press Books, 1989 - Gardening - 233 pages
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Growing with Gardening offers step-by-step guidance in planning a year-round horticultural program for therapy, recreation, or education. Developed under the auspices of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, it features more than 250 activities, org
 

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Contents

Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
3
Developing a Garden Program
4
Budget and Storage
7
Working with Volunteers
9
Enthusiasm Carries the Program
10
Calendar of Horticultural Activities
13
Introduction to the Use of the Calendar
15
January
20
Latest Dates and Range of Dates for Safe Fall Planting of Vegetables in the Open
132
Your Planting Calendar
134
Sample Planting Calendar
135
Programs for a Year of Horticulture
136
Number of Weeks to Transplant SizeWhen to Start Seedlings for Transplants
137
Plant HardinessWhen to Set Out Transplants
138
Average Life of Vegetable Seeds
140
Advantages of Fall Planting
141

Special Projects
23
February
28
Special Projects
31
March
35
Special Projects
36
April
40
Special Projects
43
May
46
Special Projects
49
June
55
Special Projects
57
July
61
Special Projects
63
August
69
Special Projects
72
September
74
Special Projects
76
October
82
Special Projects
85
November
90
Special Projects
92
December
97
Resources
99
Horticultural References
101
2 Watering
103
3 Propagation
106
4 Labeling
108
5 Starting Plants from Seeds
109
6 Transplanting Seedlings
112
8 Fertilizing
114
9 Pruning
115
10 Cutting and Drying Flowers
116
11 Making a Flower Bouquet
118
12 Dressing a Plant with Florists Foil and Bow
119
13 Mulching
122
Zone Map to Guide Your Planting
123
Calendar of Outdoor Activities by Zone
124
Average Date of Last Hard Freeze in Spring First Hard Freeze in Fall
128
Earliest Dates and Range of Dates for Safe Spring Planting of Vegetables in the Open
130
Vegetable Gardening in Containers
142
Collecting Schedule by Month and by Craft
143
Summer Flowers
147
Plants That Attract Butterflies
148
Houseplants Easy to Propagate
149
Light Needs of Common Houseplants
150
Houseplant Problems
151
Guidelines for Using Insecticides
152
Student Goals and Program Planning
154
Planning with the Students
155
Interest List II
156
Student Goal Plan
161
Overview of YearRound Horticultural Program
162
Class Outline Form
163
Horticultural Program Budgets
165
Teaching Aids
168
Adapted Tools
170
WordBoard Pictures
176
Guidelines for Teaching Students with Varying Abilities
180
Horticultural Activities for Sensory Stimulation
183
Sample SixteenWeek Class Schedule for Children Three and Four Years Old
188
More Projects to Try
194
Sample Request for Volunteer Support
197
Planning an Open House
198
Neighborhood Integration of Group Homes through Horticulture
199
References and Resources
200
MailOrder Sources
208
Horticultural Therapy Programs
210
Chapters of the American Horticultural Therapy Association
214
Training in Horticultural Therapy
215
Poisonous and Irritating Plants
216
Glossary
219
Forms to Copy
223
Your Planting Calendar
224
Volunteer Contact List
225
Class Outline Form
226
Reader Feedback Letter
228
Index
229
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Bibby Moore is education and training coordinator for the North Carolina Division of Environmental Health and was for seven years coordinator of the Horticultural Therapy Program at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. She was the 1988 recipient of the Rhea McCandliss Professional Service Award of the American Horticultural Therapy Association and the 1991 winner of the Horticultural Therapy Award given by the American Horticultural Society.

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