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People-Plant Relationships: Setting Research Priorities

Edited By: J Flagler and RP Poincelot

444 pages, Figs, tabs

Food Products Press

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #44228 | ISBN: 1560220503
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This book proposes that an understanding of the psychological, physiological, and social responses of people to plants can play a significant role in improved physical and mental health for both individuals and communities. It identifies research priorities and methods by which horticulturalists can work with social scientists to understand and utilise people-plant relationships.


Part I From the Editor Foreword, D. Relf Introduction, J. Flagler Plants and Human Culture Plants and Human Culture, C.A. Shoemaker American Women and Their Gardens: A Study in Health, Happiness, and Power, 1600-1900, J. Schwartz Are We Afraid of Plants? Exploring Patriarchal Society's Devaluing of Plants, Women, and Nature, R.R. Shearer Consuming a Therapeutic Landscape: A Multicontextual Framework for Assessing the Health Signifance of Human-Plant Interactions, N.L.Etkin Adoption and Abandonment of Southeast Asian Food Plants, L.L.Wester, D. Chuensanguansat Gathered Food and Culture Change: Traditions in Transition in Northeastern Thailand, G. Moreno-Black People, Plants, and Proto-Paysage: A Study of Ornamental Plants in Residential Front Yards in Honolulu, Hawaii, T. Ikagawa The Gardens of Hikone, Japan: Studying People-Plant Relationships in Another Culture, L.M.W. Mock From Open-Mindedness to Naturalism: Garden Design and Ideology in Germany During the Early 20th Century, J. Wolschke-Bulmahn and G. Groning Plants and the Community Cultivating People-Plant Relationships in Community and Cultural Heritage Gardens, San Jose, California (1977-1992), J. Dotter Gardening's Impact on People's Behavior, I.C. Patel Gardening Changes a Community, T. Keller Down to Earth Benefits of People-Plant Interactions in Our Community, J.W. Zampini Human and Plant Ecology: Living Well with Less, R.E. Ulrich Evaluating Horticultural Therapy: The Ecological Context of Urban Jail Inmates, J.S. Rice, L.L.Remy Plants and the Individual Plants and the Individual: A Recent History, V.I.Lohr People-Plant Principles from the Past, J.S. Kavanagh The Evolutionary Importance of People-Plant Relationships, C.A. Lewis Indoor Plants and Pollution Reduction, M. Burchett, R. Wood Growing Fear: Home Horticulture and the Threat of Lyme Disease, W.K. Hallman, D.C. Smith-Fiola Studying the Corporate Garden, M.H. Zadik Part II From the Editor Foreword, D. Relf Horticultural Therapy Corrections and the Green Industry, J. Flagler Use of Sensory Stimulation with Alzheimer Patients in a Garden Setting, RTI, Hawthorne, New York, M.J. Kaplan Measuring the Quality of Treatment in Horticultural Therapy Groups, M.C. Straus Surveying the Therapeutic Landscape: A Quest for Cases of Outdoor Therapy Settings, J.S. Kavanagh and T.A. Musiak Combining Phototherapy with Horticulture Therapy, D. Greenlee Research and Implementation Historical Perspectives on the People-Plant Council, D. Relf and P. Madsen Experimental Approaches to the Study of People-Plant Relationships, R. Parsons, R.S. Ulrich, L.G. Tassinary Nurturing People-Plant Relationships in Order to Foster Environmental and Community Stewardship: The Rutgers Environmental and Community Stewardship (R.E.A.C.S.) Program, W.T. Hlubik and H. Betros A Socio-Economic Impact of New Crops Production on Diverse Groups of People: A Case Study in Northwest Missouri, A. Ching and D. Jewell Encouraging Nurturing Behavior of Two to Seven Year Olds by Introducing Plants and Flowers, K. Green Risk Communication Methods for Newspaper Gardening Columns, C.S. Liptak Creation of A LIVING LIBRARYa : A Planetary Network of Interactive LIFE FRAMESa , B. Sherk

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