Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture-Online Class April 3 – May 21, 2023

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This class is offered in partnership with the North Carolina Botanical Garden and is a great introductory course for anyone wishing to learn more about this practice. No prerequisites are required, and students can complete the materials on their own time. This course is the prerequisite for other courses in this series.

Sally Haskett, the Instructor, is a Registered Horticulture Therapist and former director of the NC Botanical Garden Horticulture Therapy program. Both the class and the instructor have received OUTSTANDING reviews from students.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested! We offer discounts for EMGVs, Extension Professionals, JCRA volunteers, and NCBG volunteers. Discount codes are listed below.

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Seats are limited, so be sure to register soon! Students will have access to the course 1 week before the instructor engagement portion of the course, as well as an additional 6 months after the course ends.

This course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about this field.
In this course, students explore how Therapeutic Horticulture supports human health & wellness, including physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual needs. The course structure supports vibrant engagement via discussion threads, and assignment feedback. It provides a unique opportunity to research, discuss, and reflect on people/plant relationships. Suitable for anyone, (including allied health professionals and other practitioners interested in learning about and integrating this unique therapeutic method into their own disciplines.


$359 General Public

$349 for Members (JCRA or NCBG)
$329 for NCBG Volunteers, JCRA volunteers, Master Gardener Volunteers and Extension Professionals with a discount code. Contact your Extension Agent to get the code. Your agent can obtain the code by sending an email from their work account to


In order to register for the course, you must first create an account with REPORTER, the registration system used by NC State for online courses. No worries – its easy and you only have to do this once, no matter how many courses you take. After the first class, you just log into REPORTER and Create a Guest Account or you can click on “Sign in/Sign Up” in the upper right corner of the registration page. It will take you through the steps to create an account. Then you will be set to explore any non-credit course with NC State.
Once you get into Reporter go to the ‘Catalog’ option on the left hand menu and click on it. Then in the search bar for the Catalog page type ‘Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture’. The course should come up with the option to register.
For other Frequently Asked Questions regarding non credit courses with NC State – check out this resource