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The American Horticultural Therapy Association advocates on behalf of the professional interests of horticultural therapy practitioners, researchers, and educators. Learn more


AHTA 2020 Annual Giving — Giving Tuesday: December 1

It is the season of giving and AHTA is once again using this time to be thankful for everything we have been given this past year. Before, on, and even after Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020), we hope you will help AHTA to continue our efforts in advancing the practice of horticultural therapy. Every contribution counts towards our future and continued growth as a profession, and we are so grateful for your support and involvement.

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Congratulations to the AHTA 2020 Award Recipients

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Understanding Horticulture for Health and Well-being Webinar Series

The American Horticultural Therapy Association and the International People Plant Council have produced a free webinar series titled, “Understanding Horticulture for Health and Well-being.”

The series aims to share innovations in the field and highlights efforts to promote health, wellness and quality of life through horticulture. The webinars provide attendees with the opportunity to learn and interact with practitioners, educators, and researchers in diverse locations and regions.

For more information about the webinars, contact Dr. Candice Shoemaker, Kansas State University, at [email protected]. Questions regarding registration for continuing education hours should be addressed to [email protected], with the subject line "Horticulture Webinar Series."

The series is composed of the following four webinars:
Horticulture and the Community
Recording & Information
Working Together to Advance the Application of Horticulture to Human Well-being
Recording & Information
The Research Evidence
January 20, 2021 | 4:00 PM (Pacific), 7:00 PM (Eastern)
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Evidence-based Practice in Horticultural Therapeutic Interventions
February 17, 2021 | 4:00 PM (Pacific), 7:00 PM (Eastern)
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The American Horticultural Therapy Association Board of Directors acknowledges the racism and pain that has recently triggered a wave of protest across the country. The AHTA stands united against any form of racism, discrimination, and injustice. We admire and respect the generous work of our Black colleagues. The plants we use in our profession are powerful symbols of community and diversity. The AHTA is committed to ensuring all our diversity and inclusion goals align with our Code of Ethics. As we continue our mission to encourage the pursuit of outstanding standards of practice and disseminate critical knowledge across diverse constituent audiences, we strive to make the pursuit of horticultural therapy equitable, broadly accessible, and universally welcoming. We acknowledge the importance of examining what may stand in the way of becoming a more inclusive field, as diverse as the populations we proudly serve.


AHTA COVID-19 Updates

Last updated September, 2020 | AHTA Telehealth Statement and Intern Supervision

The American Horticultural Therapy Association continues to evaluate the evolving circumstances related to COVID-19 and we recognize the challenges the pandemic presents to professionally registered horticultural therapists providing services to both participants and interns. The American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) supports the use of telehealth/therapy as a means to provide horticultural therapy interventions to clients.

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Make a difference and help advance the profession of horticultural therapy by joining AHTA. Your membership will help support our mission to educate others about horticultural therapy, ensuring greater public awareness and access. Membership keeps you informed about the latest horticultural therapy news, gives you access to outstanding educational and networking opportunities, and more!

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