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Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit kicks off


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MARK DWYER, director of horticulture at the Rotary Botanical Garden in Janesville, Wis., discusses the elements of a healing garden Wednesday at the Iron County Memorial Building to begin the first day of the Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit.


HURLEY - The inaugural Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit began at the Iron County Memorial Building Wednesday afternoon with presentations by two of the summit's guest speakers.

Summit organizers took a broad definition of horticulture therapy in the run-up to the event.

"It's using gardening to improve well being ... however you define well being. Whether you're looking to improve cognitive skills with an elderly population, or you're looking to work with at-risk youth who may have some issues with socializing, or it could be used for em...

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