HERE ARE THE GENEROUS ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE
SPONSORING THIS EVENT.
SPONSORING THIS EVENT.
Creating Place...Stories of Historic Parks & Gardens
and their Relevance to Horticultural Therapy
To make it easy to register for MAHTN's Annual Conference, this year we again offer online credit card processing. You'll be able to click here to go to our Conference registration page or press the button above. Select the appropriate registration fee based on your membership level and click on ADD TO CART. You'll be redirected to a page where you can securely enter your preferred credit card information.
For those wishing to stay in the area, MAHTN has reserved a block of double rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Poughkeepsie, NY, at a special rate of $124/nt. plus tax. This rate will be available for reservations made prior to Aug. 20th, 2018. To reserve a room at this special MAHTN rate, please click here.
Hampton Inn & Suites
(IMPORTANT: If you click on the link in the hotel name it directs you to the main hotel website which does not offer the discounted MAHTN rate.)
FUN THINGS TO DO AROUND HYDE PARK
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
For driving directions, click here.
For those who plan to take the train, the National Park Service operates the free "Roosevelt Ride" shuttle service from Poughkeepsie Metro-North Station 7 days a week and will take you to your choice of the Roosevelt Sites and the Vanderbilt Mansion from May through October.
ABOUT OUR VENUE
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library was dedicated on June 30, 1941. The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Originally, the museum was more of a showcase for various collections. There was a gallery devoted to Roosevelt’s model ship collection and a room full of “oddities,” gifts given to FDR and Eleanor during his time in office. The main gallery held an exhibit of artwork created through the WPA Art program, while the basement held a display of stagecoaches, on loan for the exhibit, and an iceboat similar to one used by Roosevelt as a child.
The variety of collections at the Library provides researchers with a unique look at FDR and his administration. The Library is not only a repository for Roosevelt’s papers and collections, but is also the home of papers donated by the many individuals who were actively involved in shaping government policy during FDR’s presidency. To a great extent, FDR’s vision has been realized and the Library functions as a center for the study of the New Deal and American government in World War II.
Named in honor of the man who served as Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940) and Vice-President during Franklin Roosevelt's third term, the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site offers visitors an array of new and expanded services designed to enhance their experiences in Hyde Park. The Wallace Center is the first new facility to be added to the Roosevelt estate since the Library was constructed in 1941.
David Kamp, FASLA, LF, NA
"Gardens for Everyone:
A collaborative approach to programming and design"
Historic parks, public gardens and arboreta have the opportunity to honor their legacies while looking to the future. Successful collaborations between administrators, program directors, therapists, maintenance personnel and designers can create dynamic settings that welcome individuals of all abilities. Carefully programed and detailed gardens, sensitive to the discrete needs of each visitor, can offer a range of therapeutic attributes and create settings for specific programs such as horticultural therapy. The result can expand existing programs and expertise, broaden an organization’s audience and address important community needs.
David's presentation will feature projects that developed a collaborative approach to expand therapeutic programs into public gardens with strong historical legacies. The presentation will emphasize:
Landscape Architect David Kamp has over 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors. Through practice, teaching, writing and advocacy, Mr. Kamp’s leadership and unique contributions promoting health through design are at the forefront of the profession. A Harvard Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies, MacDowell Colony Fellow, member of the National Academy of Design and recognized through numerous awards and publications, David has been featured in four nationally and internationally broadcast documentaries. In 2012 University College Falmouth (UK) awarded David an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to the landscape architecture profession.
David has dedicated his career to promoting the many facets and scales of health in the built environment. He founded Dirtworks Landscape Architecture PC, to explore the extent to which design with nature can help restore and protect the well-being of individuals and communities, elevate individual and collective experience, and advance the stewardship of our shared cultural and natural resources.
Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Company