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elderly man pruning flowers Therapeutic Horticulture for Gardeners is a Course

Therapeutic Horticulture for Gardeners

Time limit: 365 days

$10 Enroll

Full course description

Do you want to start gardening but don’t know where to start? Or do you already have some gardening experience and a love for learning? Get started here with the basics of volunteering in the area of therapeutic horticulture.

Once the module is completed, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the benefits of volunteering in therapeutic horticulture programs
  • Understand the principles of horticultural therapy
  • Distinguish the difference between horticultural therapy as practiced by a licensed professional and therapeutic horticulture as practiced by volunteers
  • Know the breadth of programs included in therapeutic horticulture
  • Understand the goals of therapeutic horticulture
  • Recognize effective teaching methods
  • List ways to effectively work with youth, adults and facility staff
  • Identify sources of appropriate horticultural activities and resources

Take this class anytime when you have the time. Participants will have access to the course materials for one year from the date of enrollment.

*Module curriculum based on the Ohio State University Master Gardener Volunteer Training. This course does not serve as a replacement for Master Gardener Volunteer training but may be used as a makeup session for current volunteers if allowed by the county Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator. For those who would like to become a Master Gardener Volunteer, contact the Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator for your county. A list of county programs can be found at

If you have questions about the course please contact Jen Andon at or Erika Lyon at

There are NO REFUNDS for this course.

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