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Resources for Professionals

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Carolina Horticulture Therapy Network Professionals Workshop image by Lucy Bradley


The Horticulture Society Of New York – Growing in the Garden: A Curriculum for Practicing Horticulture with Incarcerated Individuals

Certification Programs

Evaluation Tools


  • Horticulture as Therapy – 32 slides providing overview of Therapeutic Horticulture, Benefits, Programs in NC and sources for more information.


  • Horticulture As Therapy. Simson, Sharon & Martha Straus, Eds. (1998) Food Products Press
  • Horticultural Therapy Methods. Haller, Rebecca and Christine Kramer, Eds. (2006) Haworth Press


Tips for Working With Administration

  • Learn what they need and provide it (for example evidence of impacts)
  • Learn to “speak their language”

Selfcare Strategies

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