The Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network

is a professional organization whose mission is to serve its members and the public by promoting and advancing
the use of horticulture as an effective therapy through advocacy, education and financial support.

*** Dream Catcher Workshop ***

Our spring workshop is scheduled for March 5th (snow date March 12th) at 36 Drake Avenue Rye, NY

The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.

The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.

We will be making dream catchers using natural materials and other found objects.

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