Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for a variety of populations. Engage in activities for disability awareness and the development of therapeutic skills. Resources for professional development and the professional registration process are covered.
Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice. Simpson, Sharon P., PhD and Strause, Marth C., HTM, editors, The Food Products Press, Binghamton, NY, 1998.