Letter from the Chair
I am writing this letter with great delight, as this issue of our newsletter brings several articles that I hope will provide some inspiration in your practice. One of the great things about our shared interest in therapeutic gardens is
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The Therapeutic Garden: A Definition
Design in health care settings is typically the work of garden or landscape designers rather than landscape architects. The most important reason for this may be a general perception of gardens as amenities rather than as an integral part of the therapeutic regimen.
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Persistence of Memory: Scent Gardens for Therapeutic Life Review in Communities for the Elderly
It all began with Marcel Proust. The “Proust syndrome,” as psychologists term it, refers to the phenomenon of a scent triggering an emotional autobiographical memory—often one from early childhood or adolescence.
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Bloedel Reserve
A 1995 New York Times article described the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington, as “one of this country’s most original and ambitious gardens.” 
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Returning Home: The Veterans Therapeutic Gardens Project
Our nation has been at war for over six years. The wars have produced numerous casualties, as well as injuries that have begun to strain the healthcare resources of our nation as wounded veterans return home.
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Book Review: Recreating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging
Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging is a compilation of cross-disciplinary articles responding in unison about the imminent tidal wave of aging baby boomers.
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Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture Call for Papers
You are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration for publication in the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture.
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CONTENTS


Letter from the Chair
The Therapeutic Garden: A Definition
Persistence of Memory: Scent Gardens for Therapeutic Life Review in Communities for the Elderly
Bloedel Reserve
Returning Home: The Veterans Therapeutic Gardens Project
Book Review: Recreating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging
Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture Call for Papers
 

 

Jack Carman, FASLA, Chair (2013-2014)
(609) 953-5881
jack@designforgenerations.com

Past Chairs

Steve Mitrione, ASLA (2012-2013)
smitrione@iphouse.com

Rick Spalenka (2011-2012)
rgsdesigns@aol.com

Susan Erickson, ASLA (2008-2010)
susaneri@iastate.edu

Angela Pappas (2007-2008)
acpappas7@gmail.com

Marguerite Koepke, ASLA (2005-2006)
mkoepke@uga.edu

Naomi Sachs, ASLA (2002-2004)
Therapeutic Landscapes Network

Mark Epstein, ASLA, Co-Chair (1999-2002)
mepstein@hafs-epstein.com

Jack Carman, FASLA, Co-Chair (1999-2002)
jack@designforgenerations.com