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Therapeutic Horticulture for the Winter Solstice, with Registered Horticultural Therapists Laura Simonds-Rumpf & Colleen E. Griffin

December 21, 2023 -- 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The solstice is a time to welcome the return of the sun and honor all that we receive from the natural world. Join us on this darkest of days as we welcome local registered horticultural therapists Laura Simonds-Rumpf and Colleen E. Griffin, who will lead participants through a hands-on therapeutic horticulture activity using materials from the natural landscape. What is therapeutic horticulture? Therapeutic horticulture is the process through which participants enhance their well-being through active or passive involvement in plant and plant-related activities. Horticultural therapy seeks to utilize the healing power of plants with individuals of all ages, ancestry, and abilities in an effort to improve mental health, physical wellbeing, and sense of community. This program will take place in person at the library. If you plan on attending, please register for this program below so that we can send you a reminder on the day of the event. All are welcome!

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About Laura Simonds-Rumpf

Laura Simonds-Rumpf, HTR, raised in Cape Elizabeth, is currently on the board of the American Horticultural Therapy Association. She has served many populations including those living with dementia and their care partners, veterans, people with brain injury, and those with developmental & intellectual challenges.

About Colleen E. Griffin

Colleen E. Griffin, HTR has been practicing horticultural therapy in Southern Maine since 2018. She serves on the board of the Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network. Colleen conducted therapeutic horticulture classes at Dempsey Center for Quality Cancer Care and created a program for special needs students, grades 6-12 in a passive solar greenhouse.


December 21, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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