The North Carolina Botanical Garden is partnering with the NC State Extension Gardener Program in an exciting new 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.
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 email@example.com 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.