Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers. Topics in business practices will include budget development and management, legal aspects of business establishment, and fundraising. Please bring lunch.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Horticultural Therapy for the Aging Population, Exceptional Youth, Physical Rehabilitation, and in Behavioral Health Settings (or approval of the Program Coordinator).
Haller, Rebecca L. and Kramer, Christine L. Ed. (2006)
Horticultural Therapy Methods: Making Connections in Health Care, Human Services, and Community Programs.
New York: Hawthorne Press
Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice.
Simpson, Sharon P.,PhD and Straus, Martha C, HTM, editors,
The Food Products Press, Binghamton, NY, 1998.