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Join us in St. Louis, Missouri September 16-17, 2016 for "Meet Me in the Garden: Cultivating People, Plants, Partnerships and the Profession." The Missouri Botanical Garden will host the conference and facilitate several new events and workshops. Presentations will be held at the Garden, allowing attendees to experience an oasis within the city limits as well as the city itself. Pretours will be Thursday, September 15 and presentations will be Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17.
AHTA is proud to have Candice Shoemaker, PhD, as the Keynote Speaker for the...Read More
The Summer edition of the AHTA Magazine is now available to AHTA Members on the AHTA Members Only page. Featuring articles on the horticultural therapy and wellness programs at RambleRill Farm and high school vocational training for students who have disabilities, the new edition also features a profile of AHTA Member Lisa Schactman, PhD, HTM. The Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture is also available to members and non-members. AHTA members may access their free electronic copy of the Journal via the AHTA Members Only...Read More
One of the major accomplishments of the recent AHTA Board of Directors meeting was the adoption of two important professional documents: the AHTA Code of Professional Ethics for Horticutural Therapists and the AHTA Standards of Practice for Horticultural Therapy. Click here to read more and to access these important documents.Read More
As the AHTA strives towards certification for horticultural therapists, public awareness of what is, and what is not, a horticultural therapist is essential for professional recognition. The AHTA Board of Directors recently endorsed the definition of horticultural therapist. To advance the profession, it is important that the public recognize horticultural therapists as professionals with specific education, training, and credentials in the use of horticultural for therapy and rehabilitation. To read the full definition, please...Read More
Research reveals that a majority of registered horticultural therapists agree that certification is necessary for the advancement of horticultural therapy as a profession. A job task analysis is the foundation for establishing future training requirements and development of a certification exam for horticultural therapy.
A job task analysis for horticultural therapists has now been published. The article, prepared by members of the AHTA Credentialing work team, was published in the December edition of HortTechnology...Read More
Looking for novel gift ideas for the horticultural therapy fans in your life? Look no further than www.ahta.org AHTA recently launched an online store offering an array of AHTA-branded items. You can choose from aprons, mugs, tote bags and more. Most products are "Made in America" and each purchase supports AHTA. What a great way to promote the HT profession while showing some AHTA love. You can find the new AHTA Gift Shop at ahta.org/store....Read More