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The Hort office will be closed on May 28th & 29th for the Urban Agriculture Conference

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Twiggy has laid eggs!

At this year’s 3rd Annual Green Bean Bash on Saturday, February 7th, over 400 guests met with Twiggy, The Hort’s African twig praying mantis (Popa spurca). Director of Education, Pam Ito, and Executive Director Sara Hobel introduced Twiggy along with several of her fellow mantises at the Meet Mr. Mantis activity station. The children were excited to meet a predator up close and personal, but little did they know their new friend was soon to become a mother. Read More...

The 9th Annual Healing Nature Forum:
Horticulture as Therapy

On Friday, March 27, The Hort held its 8th Annual Healing Nature Forum at the Center for Architecture. The day kicked off with a Keynote Presentation from Naomi Sachs, Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network and a PhD student in Architecture at Texas A&M University within the Center for Health Systems and Design. Naomi provided an illustrated presentation on the increasing number of healthcare facilities building healing gardens as a reaction to both research about the positive health benefits of access to nature and the need for a competitive edge over other healthcare organizations. Read More...


Your Family Health Questions – Answered by Dr. Rosen

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, we held our 2nd Annual Green Family Circle Luncheon & Lecture welcoming guest speaker, Dr. Lawrence Rosen. Dr. Rosen, founder of the Whole Child Center, one of the country’s first green and integrative pediatric practices enlightened us on keeping our children healthy, and we left with a better understanding of alternative ways to treat them when they’re sick.

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