2019 CHTA Conference

Albion Hills Conservation Park Caledon, ON
Thursday, Sept. 19 & Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Caledon, Ontario


The CHTA and Willow Springs Creative Centre invites you to spend a few days in northern Ontario at the upcoming CHTA’s annual conference. We encourage people from across Canada interested and working in the field of Horticultural Therapy and Therapeutic Gardening to gather to network, share ideas and experiences, gain more knowledge and work to strengthen the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association.

The theme of the conference is Connecting with the Land: Wellness through the Boreal Forest. Now in our history, the importance of people reconnecting with the land is essential. Facilitated or self-directed greencare, in whatever form it takes, needs to be promoted for all the benefits it provides. Workshop topics include: Opportunities to Bring HT into Grief & Dying, Therapeutic Gardening in the Correctional System, Self-Care: Boreal Teas & Body Products, Methods for Engaging All People in Nature, What the Boreal Forest Can Teach Us (Boreal Walk with an Elder). Thursday will be spent at Willow Springs Creative Centre just outside the city of Thunder Bay. Hands-on projects, great food, networking activities and more will get the conference rolling. Looking forward to seeing in September!


About Maureen Marley


I am the cofounder and Coordinator or Willow Springs Creative Centre in northwestern Ontario. Willow Springs is a progressive, inclusive social purpose enterprise that provides programming and training in art, therapeutic gardening and food services.