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Oral Session 2— Consumer Horticulture & Master Gardeners 27 July 2006, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Nottoway Moderator: Richard Durham

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84 WORKSHOP 11 Teaching Horticulture in Changing Times

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80 COLLOQUIUM 2 (Abstr. 636–642) Organic Horticulture

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Horticulture researchers typically focus on the science and technologies associated with crop production. Horticulture, which stems from the root words Hortus , meaning garden, and cultura , meaning culture, also plays an important role in human

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horticulture. Fig. 1. Number of articles listing “climate change, global change, or global warming” ( A ) and “heat stress” ( B ) as keyword(s) that have been published in selected scientific journals covering crop sciences up to 2011 in the Web of Science

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Horticultural container substrates generally yield complex pore geometries spanning interparticle and intraparticle voids ( Bartley et al., 2019 ). Intraparticle pores can be active or inactive contributors to gas and water exchanges relative to

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172 WORKSHOP 28 Multimedia Computer Applications for Horticulture Teaching and Extension

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35 COLLOQUIUM 1 Enhancement of Horticultural Crops for Improved Human Health

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It has been observed that the process of horticulture can help to heal physical, mental, and social disabilities. Professionally trained horticultural therapists prescribe and administer planting and gardening activities to provide benefits to people of all ages and abilities. Horticultural therapy programs are now commonplace in hospitals, geriatric centers, schools, rehabilitation facilities, community gardens and prisons. One common goal in all of these programs is to help heal, teach and retrain individuals through the use of plants.

As a result of repeated successes, horticulture is being widely accepted as an effective therapeutic tool. Research is underway to measure the effectiveness of horticultural therapy in clinical and correctional settings. Databases are being developed to document and substantiate the beneficial effects of horticulture on human well-being. With such research results we can better understand the value of horticultural therapy in the recovery and rehabilitation processes.

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educators disseminate information, tailoring horticultural information to the local level, and providing quality information by working through land-grant universities ( McAleer, 2005 ). Annually, over 82 million households in the United States participate

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