A Day of Self-care: Exploring Horticultural Therapy

Pamela Chance, Horticulture Therapist

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 9:00 am12:00 pm

Did you know that plants can be as good for your mind as they are for your body? Horticultural therapy utilizes plants in order to benefit your mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual well-being. Join Pam Chance to learn more about horticultural therapy and enjoy a day of self-care with other friends of the Arboretum. Planned activities include a getting-to-know-you and goal setting segment, a talk on horticultural therapy 's history and the various adaptive tools it makes use of, and a variety of individualized activities centered around learning how to use gardening to take care of yourself. All participants will leave feeling refreshed and full of new creative energy to apply to their gardens.

About Pam Chance

Pam graduated from Michigan State University in horticulture science and minored in floriculture. She moved to Durham, N.C., in 1982 where she became a Master Gardener under Toby Bost. She and her family moved to Raleigh in 1983 where she studied to become a Lamaze Perinatal Educator. She has been employed at Fallons Creative Flowers; Wake County Public Schools in Special Education; as an Interior Landscaper I at SAS in Cary; water aerobics instructor at the A. E. Finley YMCA, and as a horticultural therapist at N.C. Correctional Institution for Women. Pam is also an avid volunteer and a life time member of Girl Scouts.

$25.00 for members, $30.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 24 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.