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CHTA Conference

For more information on our 2017 CHTA Conference presentations, please read Lesley Fleming's "Handout for Horticulture and Health According to Three Wise Men"

You may download her presentation in PDF format by clicking here.

Speakers Presentations

Lesley Fleming, MA, Registered Horticultural Therapist

Conference Sessions:
Celebrating a CHTA Pioneer
Horticulture and Health According to Three Wise Men

Lesley, a Registered Horticultural Therapist through the American Horticultural Therapy Association, is a Florida private practitioner with national and international experience consulting, developing and delivering horticultural therapy and therapeutic horticulture. She has worked with many populations: youth, physically and mentally disabled, geriatric, incarcerated, developmentally delayed and wellness groups. Published on topics ranging from horticultural therapy at botanic gardens, treatment plans for HT, and healing gardens for cancer populations, she is the former editor in chief of the American Horticultural Therapy Association’s News Magazine, former board member of the American Horticultural Therapy Association, reviewer for Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, and recipient of several American horticultural therapy awards. Her recently published e-book Therapeutic Horticulture A Practitioner’s Perspective contains 50 articles on issues within the profession and reflects her broad range of interests, expertise and research including 2 peer reviewed Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture articles.

Lesley’s most recent interest has been interdisciplinary professional development. As keynote speaker at the Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association’s 2017 conference, she was instrumental in developing the conference theme of gardening for both recreation and treatment which was granted continuing education credits through the American Therapeutic Recreation Association and delivered to horticultural and recreational therapists. Lesley has delivered training and lectures throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Born and raised in Kitchener Ontario, Lesley currently has a Halifax zone 5 and a Sarasota zone 9 garden.