"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
MAHTN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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!
(Click on the Work Team title to email the chairperson.)
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
Education is critical to the future of the HT profession. To fulfill its commitment to elevate professional standards within the profession of HT, each year MAHTN awards the Linda Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship for academic achievement to a student currently pursuing a career in horticultural therapy. Linda Ciccantelli was a pioneer in the practice of horticultural therapy (HT). She was a practitioner, author, and teacher who founded the HT program at Magee Rehab Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, in 1976.
The scholarship is merit-based and is awarded based on educational and work experience, career goals and aspirations, and a commitment to promoting the field of horticultural therapy to a wide audience. Applications are evaluated by a panel of credentialed, HTR practitioners. They are former MAHTN BOD members with many years of work and teaching experience in the field of HT. The scholarship will be announced at MAHTN's Annual Conference in September 2020.
If you are a student and interested in applying for next year, you'll be able to download the Scholarship Application Packet for 2021 right here. Applications deadlines will be published later.
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 Program allows us to recognize, and serves to underscore, the efforts of those horticultural therapists and HT programs that consistently demonstrate outstanding achievement and success within the field.
This honor is bestowed upon a Horticultural Therapy Program that makes a significant contribution to the advancement of the field through
Outstanding Professional Service Award
This award provides recognition to a member of the MAHTN community who has made significant contributions to the field of Horticultural Therapy. The recipient shall be distinguished by
These individuals and facilities 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 a MAHTN member or program for the MAHTN Award of Excellence for 2021.
MAHTN members are encouraged annually to seriously consider and then nominate a worthy colleague and/or HT program to receive one of our annual awards. Click here to submit a nomination for a MAHTN 2021 Service Award. Winners will be announced during the 2021 MAHTN Members' Meeting in September.
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!
Please be sure to include the following:
Don't forget to include your email address in case of questions.