Horticulture Therapy will be the featured presentation at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road in Bensalem.
Bernice Salamon will discuss the growing interest in horticulture therapy and the effectiveness of this treatment with the mentally ill.
Salamon earned a B.S. in education and later restarted her career as a psychiatric social worker for 22 years at Philadelphia State Hospital. She adapted a program in horticulture therapy where the patients grow houseplants and raise vegetables, especially tomatoes, and herbs for sensory effect. Salamon’s present position as a horticultural therapist combines her previous experience as a psychiatric social worker and her life-long interest in growing plants.
All meetings are open to the public. A donation of $3 is requested from non-members. For information, call 856.866.9163. ••