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AHTA Members Featured in Martha Stewart Magazine

April 24, 2018

Here's How Gardening Benefits Your Health
Stay fit, stress less, and make friends in your own yard.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

The American Horticultural Therapy Association is excited to announce new sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the 2018 Annual ConferenceWe have thoughtfully launched a new program to better connect our supporters with those in the horticultural therapy profession, including horticultural therapy practitioners, researchers, and educators.

A few of the benefits include:

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AHTA Spring Magazine Available

For your reading pleasure, the fall edition of the AHTA Magazine is now available!

Highlights of this issue include:

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HT Week events at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab- Atlanta

HT Week events at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab- Atlanta

Today was the official opening and dedication of our third horticultural therapy greenhouse at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab in Atlanta.  We have three buildings in the Atlanta area.

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Horticultural Therapy Week NJ

“Horticultural Therapy Week NJ” Congressional Proclamation and Citation Awarded to Horticultural Therapist at Somerset County Freeholders

In recognition of New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week March 18th to 24th, a Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Leonard Lance, R-7 and a Citation to Horticultural Therapist, Laura DePrado, member of the American Horticultural Therapy Association, and a Proclamation by the Somerset County Freeholders were presented on March 13th at a meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.   New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week” celebrates increasing public awareness of the importance of horticultural therapy in improving the quality of life for all, and to increase opportunities for each individual to experience the endless benefits of the people-plant Connection.   DePrado was cited with Commendations and Praise for published article in the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture and commitment in raising awareness to Horticultural Therapy.  National Horticultural Therapy Week was established by Congress for the year 2006 to coincide with spring and the Vernal Equinox.  New Jersey is the first and only state to designate a week every year through bipartisan Resolution #12 Co-Sponsored by Senator “Kip” Bateman, R-16, and Senator Joseph Vitale, D-19, and spearheaded by DePrado.

Horticultural Therapy is the time proven practice of utilizing the therapeutic benefits of working in a peaceful garden environment and using horticulture as modality to improve quality of life.  It is practiced through social, vocational and therapeutic programs and successfully empowers individual to achieve their maximum independence in settings such as rehabilitative, hospitals, senior centers, residential, and schools.



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Celebrating Horticultural Therapy Week March 18th to 24th

 Celebrating Horticultural Therapy Week March 18th to 24th

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14th International People Plant Symposium


Request for Proposals - 2018 AHTA Conference

Planting with a Purpose: Engaging in Horticultural Therapy
A request for proposals to present at the
46th American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference

As horticultural therapists and allied health practitioners, we understand the importance of networking with our peers and sharing our ideas, successes, and experiences. Connecting with people from diverse backgrounds, regions, countries, and organizations is key to life-long learning and growing in the field of horticultural therapy. Digging deeper into our profession, learning new and innovative ways to deliver our services, getting our hands dirty, and demonstrating what drives our passion for horticultural therapy are the goals of this year’s AHTA Annual Conference in the nature-rich region of Denver, Colorado.

In this spirit, AHTA is accepting session submissions in the following areas:



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AHTA Winter Magazine Available

For your reading pleasure, the fall edition of the AHTA Magazine is now available!

Highlights of this issue include:

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AHTA Journal Now Available

For your reading pleasure, the latest issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture is now available!

Highlights of this issue include:

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See all the latest member news on AHTA's Facebook

Are you following AHTA on social media? Follow us on Facebook to see all the great work AHTA members are doing, see photos of recent events and activities, and connect with your AHTA colleagues.

AHTA Fall Magazine Now Available

For your reading pleasure, the fall edition of the AHTA Magazine is now available!

Highlights of this issue include:

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Freeholders Congratulate Horticultural Therapist on Published Article

Laura DePrado, right, accepts a 2016 Horticultural Therapy Week proclamation from then-Freeholder Director Pat Walsh.

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders congratulates horticultural therapist Laura DePrado of Branchburg on her recent article in the American Horticultural Therapy Association’s Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture.

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New AHTA Internship Resources and Documents

2017 AHTA Therapy Internship Handbook

AHTA Internship Application with Online Supervision

AHTA Summer Magazine Now Available

For your reading pleasure, the spring edition of the AHTA Magazine is now available!

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Are You Hiring?

Remember, AHTA has a job board!

If you're looking for talented, skilled professionals in horticultural therapy, you've come to the right place! Members and non-members can post relevant jobs on the AHTA Job Board, which is available to our over 400 members.

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AHTA Definitions and Positions Paper

The Board approved the revised and updated AHTA Definitions and Positions Paper. Since the first publication in 1997, AHTA has continued to work toward defining the profession of horticultural therapy and striving toward professional identity. The updated paper reflects the core definitions directly in support of horticultural therapy. View the updated AHTA Definitions and Positions.

Somerset Mental Health Center Kicks off “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies”

Somerset Mental Health Center Kicks off “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies”

Anew Wellness specializing in innovative approaches to mental health, is excited to announce Summer of Wellness Program, “Health Minds, Healthy Bodies”, featuring Horticultural Therapy with Final Touch Plantscaping, LLC. Anew Wellness is committed to innovative approaches to create a path to wellness for individuals and families experiencing mental and behavioral challenges for adults and adolescents. A Kick-off reception will be held Tuesday June 27th, 1:00 to 3:00, 270 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, featuring special guests New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman R-16th District.

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AHTA Journal Archive

Did you know that your AHTA membership gives you access to archives of the Journal of Therapeutic HorticultureThe Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (JTH) is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the AHTA. Published regularly since 1986, it is internationally regarded as the premiere publication in the field of horticultural therapy. As an AHTA member, you receive access to the journal for free.

The journal archives are located in the Member Center. In order to access them, a member log-in is required. 

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2017 AHTA Conference Registration Now Open

Join us in Burlington, Vermont, for the 2017 AHTA Annual Conference. Hosted by the Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network, the conference will bring together attendees from around the world. Pretours will feature local gardens and programs. Add in the bonus of the Fall "Leaf Peeper" season and you have the perfect combination of networking, education, and fun. The conference will be held at the Burlington Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city. 

Learn more and sign up today!