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We recommend you choose the online learning method as all online courses provide access to download course notes to access offline or print. If you do require your course to be supplied on USB stick then please contact us first to check availability for your country.
Combine Your Love of Horticulture with Your Drive to Help Others
- Understand how you can use gardening to help people with a range of problems including age-related issues, physical disability, loneliness, mental disorders and social problems.
- Learn the therapeutic principles and horticultural knowledge to improving individual’s mental and physical health.
- Learn to apply variety of horticultural therapy solutions appropriate to people with restricted motor skills and more
There are 9 lessons in this course:
Scope and Nature of Horticultural Therapy
Understanding Disabilities and Communicating with people with disabilities
Communication, Teaching and Counselling Skills
Risk Management -Hygiene for vulnerable people, What extra risks are to be considered in a therapy situation.... chemical, physical
Accessibility and Activities for people with Mobility issues (eg. wheelchairs, on crutches,
Enabling the Disabled -with restricted motor skills
Producing Things –Vegetables, Propagation, Fruit, Herbs
Growing in Containers -Vertical gardens, pots, Hydroponics
Creating a Therapeutic Garden
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
HOW CAN THIS COURSE BENEFIT YOU?
Interest in horticultural therapy is increasing at a remarkably fast rate. The research that has been done over the past few years has shown that there are definite and measurable benefits.
The benefits of horticulture
therapy can be seen in different populations from those rehabilitating
from surgery, to prison inmates, to people with mental health disorders.
Horticulture therapy provides a means of helping people develop social
skills, improve physical mobility, and regain confidence. It is slowly
but surely becoming more widely recognised as an efficacious form of
This course will be of particular interest to people wishing to get
involved in either the practical side of therapeutic garden design or in
delivering therapy programs. It is suited to people working in:
- Horticulture therapy
- Landscape gardening
- Garden design
- Psychotherapy & counselling
- Caring roles