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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 Brochure


2021 AHTA/IPPS Joint Annual Conference - Registration Open

This event, now to be held in a virtual format, is set for October 29–30, 2021, and is a joint symposium encompassing the 15th International People Plant Symposium, the 48th American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference, and the 2nd International Symposium on Horticultural Therapies. 

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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 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
Recording & Information
Evidence-based Practice in Horticultural Therapeutic Interventions
Recording & Information

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

Updated December 2020

The majority of AHTA members renew at this time of the year. We recognize the many hardships that have stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic and extend our thanks and appreciation for your membership. 

If you are experiencing financial difficulties but would like to continue your membership please contact the AHTA Office. We value your membership, and appreciate that you want to stay connected and support the profession of horticultural therapy.

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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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