ABOUT THE HORTICULTURAL THERAPY THE HORTICULTURAL THERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Learn how to create and deliver Horticultural Therapy programs that are suitable and adaptable for

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<ul><li><p>ABOUT THE HORTICULTURAL THERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM </p><p>Learn how to create and deliver Horticultural Therapy programs that are suitable and </p><p>adaptable for all ages and abilities, and that include caring for plants indoors and out, </p><p>connecting with nature, arranging flowers, and creating botanical arts and crafts. Help </p><p>your clients optimize their physical and mental health and improve their quality of life </p><p>through the use of horticulture as therapy. </p><p>TBGs four-part program focuses on the core skills and knowledge recommended by the </p><p>Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association (CHTA). Although it is not delivered nor </p><p>certified by this association, it can be counted as education credits towards CHTA. </p><p>A Certificate of Completion will be issued by Toronto Botanical Garden including </p><p>documentation required by CHTA for their voluntary registration process. </p><p>This program includes 168 instructor hours (classrooms and tours) plus a minimum of </p><p>10 hours of student independent studies per module. The course is enriched with </p><p>hands-on experience in a therapeutic setting at TBG and Allan Gardens, as well as talks </p><p>by experts for specific client groups. Assignments are practical and build toward a final </p><p>program proposal and presentation. </p><p>LEARNING OUTCOMES </p><p>Upon successful completion of this program, students will have demonstrated the ability </p><p>to do the following: </p><p> Explain the therapeutic benefits horticultural therapy. </p><p> Apply horticulture knowledge to develop programs. </p><p> Develop individualized therapeutic programs designed to meet personal goals </p><p>and objectives. </p><p> Create and evaluate a series of seasonal project ideas in a therapeutic </p><p>environment. </p><p> Create budgets, source plants and materials, and determine funding sources. </p><p> Communicate with clinical care teams and service providers. </p><p>https://www.chta.ca/assets/downloads/CHTA_HT%20Core%20Skills%20&amp;%20Knowledge_June_2014.pdfhttps://www.chta.ca/index.htm</p></li><li><p>WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EACH MODULE </p><p>Module One - Foundations of Horticulture As Therapy </p><p>Explore the evolution of the therapeutic use of gardens and gardening! This introduction </p><p>to professional practice in Horticultural Therapy (HT) will focus on the many proven </p><p>benefits of connecting with plants. HT is planned, deliberate and documented. Examine </p><p>the therapeutic foundations used to create HT programs for diverse populations. </p><p>Horticulture includes the fundamentals needed to create successful hands-on HT </p><p>programs. </p><p>Module Two - The Therapeutic Horticulture Professional </p><p>Using horticulture as a therapeutic modality requires program planning designed to </p><p>achieve specific goals and objectives. Learn to develop programs and treatment plans </p><p>that are directly related to reducing a clients presenting problems and symptoms. </p><p>Create HT programs that are supported and validated by documentation through </p><p>assessment, progress notes and program evaluation, and communicated to inter-</p><p>professional team members and service funders. Understand the needs of unique </p><p>populations, develop appropriate HT program proposals and explore funding sources. </p><p>Seasonal HT activities involve hands-on horticulture experience in propagation, organic </p><p>and edible gardening techniques. </p><p>Module Three - Horticultural Therapy Techniques and Settings </p><p>Session planning, with groups or one-on-one, involves adapting activities to meet </p><p>diverse needs, and developing methods to evaluate progress. Learn to create </p><p>therapeutic environments using tools and techniques that enable people of all abilities to </p><p>participate in HT activities, indoors and out, year round. Budgeting and sourcing of </p><p>plants and materials are explored. Horticulture expertise includes greenhouse </p><p>management, raised beds and container gardening, and selecting and growing plants </p><p>for creative botanical arts and crafts. </p><p>Module Four - HT Management &amp; Community Development </p><p>Business and management skills are required to practice HT through a contracting </p><p>business model or employment opportunities. Discover how to market your program </p><p>proposals, determine funding strategies and consider grants, fundraising and resources </p><p>for program support and community development. Gain proficiency and confidence to </p><p>practice HT through the presentation of your comprehensive HT program proposal </p><p>detailing design, implementation and management. The future of HT includes </p><p>professional development and research opportunities. </p></li><li><p>ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR </p><p>TBG is pleased to work with Margaret Nevett, a Registered Horticultural Therapist. </p><p>Margaret is an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner and educator. Her company, </p><p>Gardening For Life, provides consultation, education and individualized HT programs in </p><p>long-term care and rehabilitation facilities. </p><p>Margarets interest in horticulture became a passion when she joined the Toronto </p><p>Master Gardeners in 1992. She developed her skills and knowledge through studies in </p><p>horticulture at the University of Guelph, a garden design master class with international </p><p>garden designer John Brookes, and Horticultural Therapy certificate programs in </p><p>Ontario and British Columbia. Margaret also teaches Container Gardening and Edible </p><p>Gardening in the City, as part of the Certificate in Garden Design offered in partnership </p><p>with Continuing Education at George Brown College. </p><p>Margaret is dedicated to helping gardeners of all abilities keep gardening for life. </p>http://www.gardeningforlife.ca/</li></ul>

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