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Hui He, Tingting Li, Fan Zhou, Qianjun Yang, Luyun Hu, and Yanwei Yu

-session edible horticultural therapy program for schizophrenic patients with extrapyramidal symptoms. The study was conducted in the healing garden of Wudong Hospital in Wuhan. Before each session, a warm-up activity and a course were organized. In the course

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Hye Ran Kwack and Paula Diane Relf

As the level of urbanization has increased, many people in Korea have begun to recognize the beneficial effects of plants in our immediate surroundings and involvement in horticultural activities. Today, an increasing number of Koreans attempt to improve the quality of life and enhance educational effectiveness through horticultural activities. Kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools have initiated garden-based programs. Some universities include courses focusing on horticulture applications to human well-being in their regular graduate programs or in their social education curricula. A few general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and rehabilitation centers have begun applying horticulture as a means of treatment. Most of the research articles in Korea on various aspects of human issues in horticulture have been published since the foundation of two academic societies, the Korean Horticultural Therapy Association and the Korean Society for Plants, People, and Environment. These articles are primarily focused on the areas of school gardening, healing gardens, and psychological or physiological effects of horticultural activities. For the future development of human issues in horticulture in Korea, several areas need to be enhanced including: interdisciplinary studies of horticulture and social education; development of different skills, techniques,and scales to validate the effects of horticultural therapy, healing gardens, and gardening as a teaching tool in public education; and an organization empowered to certify horticultural therapists.

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Claudia C. Collins and Angela M. O'Callaghan

develop an outdoor healing garden for Silver Sky, it became obvious that an interim step was needed. Social interaction in ALFs has been found to be predictive of quality of life and measures of happiness ( Street et al., 2007 ). Theorizing that plants

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Mahdieh Abkar, Mustafa Kamal, Suhardi Maulan, Manohar Mariapan, and Seyed Rasoul Davoodi

distinguishable in terms of setting (UNL) and the following components: “fascination,” “being away,” and “coherence.” As Herzog et al. (2003) stated, if the focus is on recovering from fatigue (e.g., hospitals, healing gardens), “being away” becomes strongly

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Min-Jung Lee

, M. 1995 Healing garden Landscape Architecture 85 56 58 Dhabhar, F.S. Miller, A.H. McEwen, B.S. Spencer, R.L. 1995 Effects of stress on immune cell distribution. Dynamics and hormonal mechanisms J. Immunol. 154 5511 5527 Doxon, L.E. Mattson, R.H. 1987

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A-Young Lee, Sin-Ae Park, Hye-Gyeong Park, and Ki-Cheol Son

therapy program using healing garden on quality of life of chronic stroke patients J. Korean Soc. People Plants Environ. 17 451 455 Kim, S.Y. Son, K.C. Jung, H.J. Yoo, J.H. Kim, B.S. Park, S.W. 2003 Effect of horticultural therapy on functional

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Taina Laaksoharju and Erja Rappe

the park J. Atten. Disord. 12 402 409 Ulrich, R.S. 1999 Effects of gardens on health outcomes: Theory and research 27 86 Cooper Marcus C. Barnes M. Healing gardens Therapeutic benefits and design recommendations, Wiley New York Waliczek, T.M. Bradley

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Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas, Grete Grindal Patil, and Terry Hartig

, M. 1999 Healing gardens: Therapeutic benefits and design recommendations Wiley New York, NY Denollet, J. 2005 DS14: Standard assessment of negative affectivity, social inhibition, and Type D personality Psychosom

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Hyunju Jo, Susan Rodiek, Eijiro Fujii, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Bum-Jin Park, and Seoung-Won Ann

Outdoor wandering parks for persons with dementia: A survey of characteristics and use Alzheimer Dis. Assoc. Disord. 13 109 117 Cooper Marcus, C. Barnes, M. 1999 Healing gardens: Therapeutic benefits and design recommendations. John Wiley & Sons, New York

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Min Hyeong Kwon, Changwan Seo, Jongyun Kim, Moonil Kim, Chun Ho Pak, and Woo-Kyun Lee

. Cooper Marcus and M. Barnes (eds.). Healing gardens. Therapeutic benefits and design recommendations, Wiley, New York, NY United Nations 2014 World urbanization prospects. 10 Sept. 2014. < http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/Highlights/WUP2014-Highlights.pdf > U