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.

part 1|149 pages

Plants and Human Culture

chapter 1|4 pages

Plants and Human Culture

ByCandice A. Shoemaker

chapter 5|10 pages

Adoption and Abandonment of Southeast Asian Food Plants

ByLyndon L. Wester, Dina Chuensanguansat

chapter 9|19 pages

From Open-Mindedness to Naturalism: Garden Design and Ideology in Germany During the Early 20th Century

ByJoachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Gert Gröning

part 2|72 pages

Plants and The Community

chapter 11|5 pages

Gardening’s Impact on People’s Behavior

ByIshwarbhai C. Patel

chapter 12|7 pages

Gardening Changes a Community

ByTerry Keller

chapter 13|7 pages

Down to Earth Benefits of People-Plant Interactions in Our Community

ByJames W. Zampini

chapter 14|9 pages

Human and Plant Ecology: Living Well with Less

ByRoger E. Ulrich

chapter 15|22 pages

Evaluating Horticultural Therapy: The Ecological Context of Urban Jail Inmates

ByJay Stone Rice, Linda L. Remy

part 3|58 pages

Plants and the Individual

chapter 16|5 pages

Plants and the Individual: A Recent History

ByVirginia I. Lohr

chapter 17|8 pages

People-Plant Principles from the Past

ByJean Stephans Kavanagh

chapter 18|16 pages

The Evolutionary Importance of People-Plant Relationships

ByCharles A. Lewis

chapter 19|10 pages

Indoor Plants and Pollution Reduction

ByMargaret Burchett, Ronald Wood

chapter 20|9 pages

Growing Fear: Home Horticulture and the Threat of Lyme Disease

ByWilliam K. Hallman, Deborah C. Smith-Fiola

chapter 21|8 pages

Studying the Corporate Garden

ByMadelaine H. Zadik

part 4|47 pages

Horticultural Therapy

chapter 22|7 pages

Corrections and the Green Industry

ByJoel Flagler

chapter 23|16 pages

Use of Sensory Stimulation with Alzheimer Patients in a Garden Setting

ByMaxine Jewel Kaplan

chapter 24|8 pages

Measuring the Quality of Treatment in Horticultural Therapy Groups

ByMartha C. Straus

chapter 25|12 pages

Surveying the Therapeutic Landscape: A Quest for Cases of Outdoor Therapy Settings

ByJean Stephans Kavanagh, Thomas A. Musiak

chapter 26|3 pages

Combining Phototherapy with Horticulture Therapy

ByDan Greenlee

part 5|96 pages

Research Implementation

chapter 27|15 pages

Historical Perspectives on the People-Plant Council

ByDiane Relf, Pete Madsen

chapter 28|26 pages

Experimental Approaches to the Study of People-Plant Relationships

ByRuss Parsons, Roger S. Ulrich, Louis G. Tassinary

chapter 32|6 pages

Risk Communication Methods for Newspaper Gardening Columns

ByClare S. Liptak