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#Landscapechat Archives on Storify with Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sat, Aug, 16, 2014 @ 18:08 PM

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Three years in review! What chat remains freshest in your memory? Which one made you laugh the hardest? How about the chat when you learned the most new things? The one where you met the most new Peeps?

Chris Sabbarese#Landscapechat on Twitter has been going strong for more than 150 chats, and the great majority are archived on Storify. This week, let's take a look back over the past three-plus years of #Landscapechat with an eye to the future. 

This spring, we bundled all three chats hosted by Corona Tools into the the Green Industry Leadership Network - GILN. Be sure to register online to receive chat reminders via your email. 

 

   You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools for a Roundtable that looks back over 3+ years of #Landscapechats on Wednesday, August 20 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Broad themes covered during the past three plus years on #Landscapechat:  

Irrigation and Water - issues and solutions

Technology for Green Companies - new and cutting edge apps, sites, technobuzz and more

Volunteerism and Altruism - Including Corona Cares, Homes for Troops, PLANET Gives Back, Neighborwoods, Renewal and Remembrance to name a few

Trade Shows and Events - GIE-EXPO, GWA, Garden Bloggers Fling

Techniques, Challenges and Solutions - Honeybees, winter storm damage, wildfires, winter pruning

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of TLC Magazine

Topics: CoronaCares, #Landscapechat, Corona Tools, Storify

Hope in Bloom: The Healing Powers of Gardening

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Mar, 20, 2013 @ 15:03 PM

It's National Horticultural Therapy Week so we thought we would share a bit about the healing benefits of gardening, which we covered today on landscapechat.  Horticultural therapy and gardening is good for the mind, body and soul with offer many positive effects on everyone.

According to Dr. Roger Ulrich, Professor of Architecture at Texas A&M University and behavioral scientist, who conducts research on the effects of healthcare facilities on medical outcomes, there is scientific evidence to support the therapeutic and healing benefits a garden can provide

Citing from his 2002 paper, Health Benefits of Gardens in Hospitals, Ulrich presented case study findings where he claimed there was considerable evidence to support the restorative effects gardens have on our minds and body, elevating positive feelings and reducing negative emotions such as fear, anger and sadness. The value they provide to patients recovering from a medical treatment or illness can be seen firsthand from organizations such as the one-of-a-kind, Hope In Bloom.

Hope In Bloom is an all-volunteer program dedicated to planting and maintaining gardens for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. Roberta Dehman Hershon, founded the Massachusetts-based, non-profit organization, after losing her close friend, Beverly, to breast cancer in 2005. Beverly had a tremendous love for flowers and took great pride in her garden. Roberta knew how much Bev's garden meant to her and that she did not have the energy to take care of it while she was having chemo. Roberta stepped in to maintain the garden and fill the house with fresh cut flowers, which were a great comfort and lifted both their spirits.

Hope in Bloom first reached out to Corona in 2009 to ask the company to donate pruners for their volunteers to use. After researching the organization and learning how its recipients credit much of their garden's therapeutic benefits to their recovery, we were pleased to provide them with the tools. Recently, Roberta sent us some pictures of the volunteers using the tools and added; "Through Corona's generosity, Hope in Bloom was able to equip volunteers with pruners. The tools help them effectively deadhead and shape recipients' existing plants to make their gardens even more beautiful."  The program also gained national recognition when the NBC Nightly News aired this touching Making A Difference segment in 2012. 

As one of the Corona Cares program organizers, I find the program is a unique opportunity to learn about and help organizations such as Hope In Bloom, who tirelessly give of themselves by helping others. It's a great example of how when people work together, we truly can make a difference in the world, one person at a time.

Thanks to Roberta Dehman Hershon and the Hope In Bloom volunteers for their hard work, ongoing dedication and for bringing the healing benefits of gardens to those in need.  Visit the Hope In Bloom website to see their gardens, meet some of their recipients, or be inspired to reach out and help someone going through a difficult time. 

How does gardening help your well-being? Please share it with us!

Topics: trends, CoronaCares, #Landscapechat

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