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Therapeutic Gardening

 
Ms Sasmitha R (Author) R. Arunachalam (Author)
Synopsis

Therapeutic gardens are gaining more importance in the recent days because of its multifarious advantages. It is a worldwide practice now recognized as an effective treatment for clients of all age groups and abilities and used to promote positive outcomes among individuals of different walks of life. Hence there is an urgent need to popularize this concept among public through various means.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Therapeutic garden: conceptualization.3. Differential characteristics of the therapeutic garden visitors. 4. Therapeutic benefits of botanical gardens. 5. Garden for different senses. 6. Trees for therapeutic gardens. 7. Climbers and creepers suitable for therapeutic gardens. 8. Selected shrubs for therapeutic gardens. 9. Ideal components of therapeutic gardens. 10. Therapeutic home gardens. 11. An analytical assessment of therapeutic garden: a model study in India. 12. Characteristics of the garden visitors. 13. Awareness and perception of the garden visitors on different components of therapeutic gardens. 14. Perceived opinion of the garden visitors on therapeutic changes in their health due to garden visit. 15. Relationship of characteristics of the garden visitors with their awareness and perception on therapeutic gardening activities. 16. Suggestions to improve the garden designs to promote therapeutic gardens. 17. General observations and recommendations based on the model study on therapeutic gardens. 18. References. Appendix: 1. A diagnostic study on therapeutic horticulture at government botanical garden, Ooty. 2. Therapeutic effect of therapeutic gardens. 3. Therapeutic gardens plants. 4. Therapeutic garden components. 5. Therapeutic gardens types. 6. Different sections of botanical garden. Therapeutic gardens are gaining more importance in the recent days because of its multifarious advantages. It is a worldwide practice now recognized as an effective treatment for clients of all age groups and abilities and used to promote positive outcomes among individuals of different walks of life. Hence there is an urgent need to popularize this concept among public through various means.

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About the authors

Ms Sasmitha R

Sasmitha R., M.Sc. (Ag.) has completed her post-graduation in the stream of agricultural extension and currently pursuing her doctoral degree programme in Extension Education in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. She has membership in many societies and published research and popular articles in the areas of therapeutic horticulture and natural resource management. Her principal interest include natural resource management and sustainable horticultural management. The prime research interest is in the area of horticultural management, conservation of environment, agricultural communication and rural development.

R. Arunachalam

Dr. R. Arunachalam, M.Sc. (Ag.), PhD (Agrl. Extension), is currently working as Professor in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. He has specialization in Agricultural Communication and Natural Resource Management. As a teacher and scientists backed by over 25 years of field experience, he is associated with a number of academic bodies and research organisations in India. He authored six text books and more than twenty six booklets in the field of Agriculture and Rural Development. He has published 54 research papers and more than 75 popular articles in various national and international journals and magazines . He has handled six university projects as well as four externally funded projects under ICAR, UGC and DST. He has guided 32 research scholars (M. Sc.(Agri) and PhD students) in their research programme. He won many national and state level awards and recognition for his best performance in teaching, research and extension.

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Bibliographic information

Title Therapeutic Gardening
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.05.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 9788193467350
length 182p., Color Pages 24.