Education and professional development are core values of both AHTA and AHTA members. In addition to this website, AHTA offers three main channels of communication for members:
The Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture
The Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (JTH) is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the AHTA. Published regularly since 1986, it is internationally regarded as the premiere publication in the field of horticultural therapy. The JTH publishes manuscripts twice per year on the many facets of the profession including research, case studies, program and service descriptions, therapeutic garden design, and other issues in the profession.
- For submission information and instructions for prospective authors, click here.
- For a list of volumes and past articles, click here.
- To purchase individual volumes, click here.
AHTA News Magazine
The AHTA News Magazine is a quarterly electronic publication that provides relevant articles on a range of topics for people and facilities interested in horticultural therapy, therapeutic horticulture, and people plant interactions.
The editorial mission of the AHTA News Magazine is to highlight programs, practitioners, best practices, and professional standards to enhance and improve HT program delivery. Topics include issues in the profession, upcoming events, useful resources, focus on special populations, and horticulture information.
Past editions of the AHTA News Magazine and the former AHTA Newsletter can be found on-line on the Members’ Resources page.
Guidelines for submitting an article
Do you have an article or idea you’d like to share with your HT colleagues? We encourage you to submit articles of 500 words or less. Please send them to AHTA News Magazine editor. The deadlines for submitting articles in 2013 are:
- June 1 (Summer edition)
- September 1 (Fall edition)
- December 1 (Winter edition)
AHTA Email Updates
AHTA utilizes blast emails in the form of AHTA Updates to keep the horticultural therapy community up to date on events, changes in programs/credentialing, people and places in the news, and employment opportunities. AHTA members can “click through” to read more about items in the Updates on www.ahta.org. For more information on how to promote events or post employment opportunities in AHTA Updates, or to be added to our distribution, contact email@example.com.