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Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture

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Therapeutic Horticulture

NC State University Department of Horticultural Science is partnering with the NC Extension Gardener Program in North Carolina Botanical Garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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.

Register

August 17–28, 2020

Fees

  • Early Bird (before August 1): $259
  • Regular Tuition: $289
  • Member Discount: $259
    • For members of the NCBG or JCRA, contact your volunteer coordinator for the discount code.
  • Volunteer & Professional Discount: $239
    • For Master Gardener℠ volunteers (regardless of location),  or extension professionals. Contact your Extension agent for the discount code. If your agent does not have the code, have them send an email to christine_bradish@ncsu.edu from their work email account to request the discount code.
    • For JCRA or NCBG volunteers, contact your volunteer coordinator for the discount code. If they do not have the code, ask them to send a request via email to christine_bradish@ncsu.edu from their work email account.

Scientists in the Garden

About the Class

In this course, students will explore how therapeutic horticulture supports human needs, including physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual needs. Students will research, discuss, and reflect on the people/plant relationship. This course provides a foundation for allied health professionals and other practitioners as well as interested individuals to learn about this unique therapeutic method.

This is an asynchronous, fully online, self-paced, non-credit course. You may participate anywhere that you have access to the internet. You will have access to the course resources 24/7 for the entire 6 weeks of the class plus an additional six months after the course ends.

Videos lectures and interviews, readings, discussions, and interactive activities will help you master the information.

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