Karen Haney has an M.A. in clinical psychology, is a UCCE master gardener, and is a registered Horticultural Therapist (HTR). She has worked for many years with children, youth and adults who have specialized programming needs. Karen currently oversees the horticultural therapy and garden education program at Vista Del Mar School in Los Angeles, and she is the Director of the Long Beach Organic “Gateway to Gardening” program. She believes that Horticultural Therapy is a valuable intervention to assist to increase independence, healing, and life satisfaction. Karen loves to share her passion for using positive garden activities to promote health and wellness.