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AHTA COVID-19 Response

Dear AHTA Members,

The American Horticultural Therapy Association recognizes the extraordinary circumstances we are facing related to the growing concern about COVID-19. The Association understands the impact these circumstances might have on your work or school, and most importantly the individuals you serve. AHTA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of all of its members and the community, and the AHTA Office is doing our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The AHTA Office is open for business; our staff will be working remotely for the unforeseeable future. Please be assured that our work and customer service responses will continue to be maintained at our highest levels. The AHTA Office wants to assure all members that you will continue to receive regular communications, updates on the status of the conference, AHTA publications, and the AHTA Board Bulletin as scheduled. Professional registration applications will still be processed. AHTA is also exploring the possibility of future webinars and online gatherings to support members during this time.

The Association knows the important role all HTRs and members play extends beyond their employment settings into their communities. We want to encourage and empower you as a professional, to be an ambassador of good information to your network of family, friends, and acquaintances. With preparedness and adhering to the CDC recommendations and social distancing, hopefully we can cut down on the spread of COVID-19 within our own communities.

We encourage you to take time for yourself and tend your garden, spend time in nature, care for your houseplants, and find calm through caring for plants.

Warmest Regards,

The AHTA Board of Directors

AHTA Board of Directors Nominations Extended till April 14, 2020

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2020 AHTA/IPPS Joint Annual Conference
The Role of Horticulture in Human Well-being and Social Development

A collaboration of the International People Plant Council, the American Horticultural Therapy Association, 
and the International Society for Horticultural Sciences

October 16-17, 2020

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