Intro to Therapeutic Horticulture begins in August

therapeutic horticulture in the Garden

Starting in mid-August, we will offer a six-week, online Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture class in partnership with NC State Extension Gardener.

The Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture course is the first in an intended series of online courses that teach the theory, practice, and profession of therapeutic horticulture. Students will gain an overview of historical uses and theoretical foundations for the use of plants and nature for wellness. How therapeutic horticulture supports human needs, including physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual needs, will be explored. A discussion of the profession of therapeutic horticulture, related practices, and ways to pursue further study will conclude the teachings. Students will have the opportunity to research, discuss, and reflect on the people/plant relationship, and will be provided with references and resources for further study. 

This course provides a foundation for allied health professionals, other practitioners working with people, and interested individuals to learn about this unique therapeutic treatment method. The broad range of populations and locations that have been served will be discussed, with specific examples from therapeutic horticulture programs in North Carolina.  

Taught by Sally Haskett, Certified Horticultural Therapist, and Dr. Christine Bradish, this 6-week course includes presentations, readings, interactive activities, interviews with practitioners, and virtual tours of programs.

Fees: Early Bird (before August 1): $259 Regular Tuition: $289 Member Discount for Members of NCBG and JCRA: $259 Volunteer & Professional Discount: $239

To obtain a discount code: Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers and extension professionals (regardless of location). Obtain the appropriate code from your local Extension agent. They can request the discount codes by emailing from their work email account. JCRA or NCBG volunteers contact your membership director. They can request the discount codes by emailing from their work email account.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of participation that provides evidence of your successful completion of this course.

More details, including registration fees and a link to register are available via the link below:

Course Information