Discover how horticultural therapy can improve your life and the lives of others with Erik Keller, author of A Therapist's Garden: Using Plants To Revitalize Your Spirit.
One of the winners of the 2022 IndieReader Discovery Book Awards, Darien Library welcomes author Erik Keller to discuss his new book. A Therapist’s Garden is unique in portraying how gardening, nature-based arts, plants, and horticulture can revitalize the spirit of people. Learn about how the journey of interacting with plants and nature can help heal mental, emotional, and physical trauma. Discover wonderful crafts and exercises and learn about special plants that are part of the horticultural therapy world. Each attendee will receive a horticultural therapy gift.
About the Presenter
Erik Keller is a horticultural therapist and master gardener with 20-plus years of experience who has helped over 1,000 clients of all ages cope with physical, emotional, and mental challenges. Certifications from the University of Connecticut as a Master Gardener in 2000 and the New York Botanical Garden in Horticultural Therapy in 2009 have given Keller a strong base of knowledge from which he has been able to help his clients.
He currently manages the gardens and horticultural therapy programs at Ann’s Place, in Danbury, Connecticut, an organization that assists cancer patients and their families. He writes extensively about the healing power of horticultural therapy on a variety of social media platforms and on his website grohappy.com. He is also a Conservation Commissioner in the town of Ridgefield, Connecticut.