The North Carolina Botanical Garden is partnering with the NC State Extension Gardener Program in an exciting online learning program.
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.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of participation that provides evidence of your successful completion of this course.
Register for the upcoming class
Registration is open for the online Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture class. This is a repeat of the class we offered in September 2020 and March 2021. It will be followed by and serves as a prerequisite for the second course in our series, starting in fall 2021.
Class begins on July 12. This class is a great way to learn more about this growing, unique therapeutic practice. It is intended for anyone interested in learning more about this field.
Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you virtually in July!
More details, including registration fees and a link to register are available via the link below:
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Christine Bradish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-482-0414.
The Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture program is temporarily on hold due to the pandemic. Watch this page for updates in the future and join our email list, link below, to receive an email when the program is reinitiated.
We are developing a series of online therapeutic horticulture classes in partnership with the NC State Extension Gardener Program. Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture is the first in the series and is for anyone interested in exploring the field of therapeutic horticulture.