Our teams from Austria, Italy and Transylvania got together for the first kick-off meeting of a 3-year international project, called “Hortus Medicus”.
We are aiming to spread the recognition and the use of horticultural therapy in Hungary and Romania while enriching existing horticultural therapy curricula in Austria and in Italy.
Within the framework of the three-year Erasmus+ project, we will work together with Transylvanian, Italian, Austrian and Hungarian partners in the field of garden therapy.
We are also preparing for the next three years with a special curriculum, garden therapy manual and online study material.
With this gap-filling training program, we plan to lay the foundation for the spread of therapeutic horticulture activities in our country and in Romania as well.
The beneficial effect of the therapy is supported by many researchers, among others:
- dementia and
- in the case of autistic persons.
The participants of the future training can also come from a variety of fields: we will be expecting social or health specialists, farmers, and agricultural specialists. This training will give healthcare and social professionals the necessary knowledge to introduce and apply horticultural therapy in their daily practice. We are looking forward to working with you in the upcoming years!
The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.