- About AHTA
- Horticultural Therapy
- Professional Registration
Education and professional development are core values of both AHTA and AHTA members. In addition to this website, AHTA offers three main channels of communication for members:
The Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture
The 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. The JTH publishes manuscripts twice per year on the many facets of the profession including research, case studies, program and service descriptions, therapeutic garden design, and other issues in the profession.
To order the current issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture in hard copy:
AHTA Members: Order the Journal through Createspace.com at cost by using the Promotional Code found in the Member Center. AHTA members will continue to receive the online magazine version of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture for free as a member benefit.
The AHTA Magazine is a quarterly electronic publication that provides relevant articles on a range of topics for people and facilities interested in horticultural therapy, therapeutic horticulture, and people-plant interactions.
The editorial mission of the AHTA Magazine is to highlight programs, practitioners, best practices, and professional standards to enhance and improve HT program delivery. Topics include issues in the profession, upcoming events, useful resources, focus on special populations, and horticulture information.
Past editions of the AHTA Magazine and the prior AHTA Newsletters can be found online in the Member Center.
Guidelines for submitting an article
The deadlines for submitting articles in 2016 are:
AHTA Email Updates
AHTA utilizes blast emails in the form of AHTA Updates to keep the horticultural therapy community up to date on events, changes in programs/credentialing, people and places in the news, and employment opportunities. AHTA members can “click through” to read more about items in the Updates on www.ahta.org. For more information on how to promote events or post employment opportunities in AHTA Updates, or to be added to our distribution, contact the AHTA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.