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People-Plant Relationships

Setting Research Priorities, 1st Edition

By Raymond P Poincelot, Joel Flagler

CRC Press

466 pages

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Presenting the latest research on cross-cultural people-plant relationships, this volume conveys the psychological, physiological, and social responses to plants and the significant role these responses play in improved physical and mental health. With chapters written by field experts, it identifies research priorities and methodologies and outlines the steps for developing a research agenda to aid horticulturalists in their work with social scientists to gain a better understanding of people-plant relationships. This resource covers a wide array of topics including home horticulture and Lyme disease, indoor plants and pollution reduction, and plants and therapy.

Table of Contents

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. Gröning

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 LIBRARY™: A Planetary Network of Interactive LIFE FRAMES™, B. Sherk

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General