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American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA)
Horticultural Therapy Blooms as a Profession and a Practice - Horticultural therapy (HT) is not only an emerging profession, it is a time-proven practice. The therapeutic benefits of peaceful garden environments have been understood since ancient times...

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments...

Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association (CHTA)
Horticultural Therapy (HT) uses plants and the natural world to improve the social, spiritual, physical and emotional well being of individuals who participate in it...

Thrive, United Kingdom
Thrive is a small national charity that uses gardening to change lives. We champion the benefits of gardening, carry out research and offer training and practical solutions so that anyone with a disability can take part in, benefit from and enjoy gardening...

University of Florida IFS Extension, EDIS
Horticultural Therapy - Eva C. Worden, Theodora M. Frohne, and Jessica Sullivan - Horticulture is the art and science of growing plants. Horticultural therapy is the practice of engaging people in horticultural activities to improve their bodies, minds, and spirits. Therapeutic benefits occur when people are exposed to plants, and when they take part in planning, planting, growing, and caring for plants. Horticultural therapy is an adaptable tool for clients of all ages and abilities...

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