Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Horticultural therapy for mental health issues: A grant proposal project
by Breed, Courtney, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 65; 1523335
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design a program, identify potential funding sources and write a grant application to obtain funding for a Horticultural Therapy program at the consumer-operated, mental health self-help center in Santa Rosa, California, The Wellness and Advocacy Center. This program will provide urban dwelling adolescent, adult and senior consumers of mental health services with opportunities for healing, recovery and skill building through increased access to nature, gardening and outdoor activities.

A literature review was conducted in order to learn about the benefits of horticultural therapy for various populations including those who suffer from mental health issues. A search for potential funders was undertaken using the Internet and the Foundation Center's database. The Burpee Foundation was identified as the best fit for the program. Actual submission of this grant and/or funding for this program were not requirements for successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Meyer-Adams, Nancy
Commitee: Jennings, Lisa, Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Social work
Keywords: Eco therapy, Gardening, Horticulture therapy, Peer led services, Santa Rosa, California, Therapeutic horticulture
Publication Number: 1523335
ISBN: 9781303209031
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