"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
MAHTN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Elections & Awards
MAHTN Strength Resides in its Work Teams
A gratifying and fun way to participate in the future of HT is by becoming involved in the activities of your regional HT Networking Group. Join a MAHTN Action Work Team. Pick what interests you and pitch in!
Email email@example.com to get involved today!
Who Is MAHTN?
MAHTN is a group of practicing and aspiring horticultural therapists who are avidly and actively dedicated to expanding the acceptance of horticultural therapy as a recognized therapeutic and rehabilitative discipline.
In Oct. 2012, MAHTN, Inc., was formally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the State of New York. This opens the door to a range of initiatives that enable MAHTN to expand both its visibility and offerings as the leading organization in the Mid-Atlantic region for horticultural therapy professionals.
The best way for each of us to participate in this ambitious goal is by participating in professional development opportunities, conferences, networking, mentoring and collaboration. Our web site, MAHTN.org, is a convenient, interactive complement to our face-to-face activities and serves as a repository for helpful resources, activities and lessons-learned.
The Linda Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship
2023 Applications have been accepted and are being reviewed!
Education is critical to the future of the HT profession. To fulfill its commitment to elevate professional standards in practice, MAHTN awards the "Linda Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship for Academic and Vocational Achievement" to two individuals currently pursuing a career in horticultural therapy.
Scholarship recipients will each receive $750 they can apply toward tuition or internship expenses, one free year of MAHTN membership and, complimentary admission to the MAHTN Annual Conference in September, where recipients are announced.
Students, interns, and emerging professionals (within one year from completing classwork) may apply. For questions, please email our Scholarships & Awards Chair, Jeannette Glennon at Jeannette.Glennon@jefferson.edu.
Find more information and the application here.
MAHTN's Annual Awards of Excellence
It is MAHTN's mission to promote awareness and acceptance of the professional practice of Horticultural Therapy through education, communication and networking. To that end, our Annual Awards allow us to recognize, and serve to underscore, the efforts of those horticultural therapists and HT programs that consistently demonstrate outstanding achievement and success within the field.
The Outstanding Individual Professional Service Award
The Outstanding Individual Professional Service Award is bestowed upon a member of the MAHTN community in recognition of significant contributions in the following areas.
The recipient shall be distinguished by:
Program Excellence Award
The Program Excellence Award is bestowed on a Horticultural Therapy Program that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of Horticultural Therapy in the community it serves.
The program shall be distinguished by:
Nominated individuals and programs should represent the highest standards of excellence in HT practice and serve as enduring models for those of us engaged in or entering the profession. Please consider nominating an individual or HT Program for a MAHTN Award of Excellence for 2022.
Click here to submit a nomination for a MAHTN 2022 Individual or Program Award of Excellence. Recipients will be announced during the 2022 MAHTN Members' Meeting & Conference, on September 16, 2022 at Bowman's Tower Wildflower Preserve (see Annual Conference Information).
Individual Excellence: Linda Klug
Linda has been recognized for her commitment to organize and create engaging virtual webinars for HTs in order for all to continue to meet and grow together during the pandemic. She was able to pivot from in person programs to virtual programs when Covid hit. She has also developed monthly webinars, a community of practice group & HT activity demos.
Program Excellence: Heroic Gardens
MAHTN is recognizing Heroic Gardens, founded by Collie Turner, that helps veterans experience the healing power of nature in their recovery.
MAHTN Can Help You
Does your hospital, school, senior center or other facility currently have an open position--job or internship opportunity--that is appropriate for a horticultural therapist? LET US KNOW!
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Don't forget to include your email address in case of questions.