August 22, 2022Hortiki Plants Joins the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network
Washington, DC: Hortiki Plants, an online retailer of organic garden kits, announces it has joined the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network (MAHTN). This new partnership formalizes Hortiki Plants longstanding commitment to investing in science to enhance people-plant relationships.
“Hortiki Plants is a science based business”, says Founder, Victoria LeBeaux, who holds a PhD from Iowa State University in Sustainable Agriculture. “We are excited about this new partnership with MAHTN because it will help us embed the most cutting edge horticultural therapies into our garden wellness programs.”
The science backed benefits of horticultural therapy include:
- Physical Benefits: stronger immune system, improvement of fine motor skills
- Cognitive Benefits: enhanced memory and concentration
- Mental/Emotional Benefits: reduction of stress and aggression
In joining MAHTN Hortiki Plants furthers the advancement of horticultural therapy as a therapeutic and rehabilitative tool that can truly change people’s lives.
“Plant based therapy can have a positive impact on everything from PTSD to eating disorders” explains Dr. LeBeaux. “While further research is needed, we are proud to be able to help move the field from theory to practice by embedding horticultural therapy into our garden wellness programming.”
Hortiki Plants provides ecofriendly garden kits that make it easy and fun for everyone to grow their own food. Hortiki Plants’ kits have been featured online by over 60 media outlets, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, MSN, Women’s Health Magazine, and Yahoo.com. Hortiki Plants is a certified minority and woman-owned small business.Learn more at: https://hortikiplants.com/
The Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network works to expand horticultural therapy as a recognized therapeutic and rehabilitative discipline through science and practice. It is a regional group supporting the mission of the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA). To learn more visit: https://www.mahtn.org/