Therapeutic Horticulture Classes

Learn to create experiences that utilize plants, gardening, and nature to empower individuals and groups whose lives have been affected by illnesses, injuries, disabilities, and life circumstances in order to achieve improvements in their cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Enroll in a single course or pursue a Therapeutic Horticulture Certificate.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


February

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300F 02/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers for therapeutic horticulture programs. We will discuss how to develop budgets, fund raise, and follow best legal practices for those considering more...
233THP409O 02/16 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

Explore how therapeutic horticulture can improve the health, function, and quality of life for older adults in various settings, from independent to assisted living, day programs, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. You willalso gain an understanding of the physical, more...
233THP401BO 02/21 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
233HRT411A 02/27 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

The prevalence of trauma in the general population suggests that many of our clients would benefit from approaches to therapeutic horticulture that are trauma-sensitive. Learn to identify types of trauma and explore evidence-based trauma-informed principles and strategies to enhance positive more...
233THP318BL 02/27 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Basile, Ph.D.
BLENDED

March

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301EO 03/01 We 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300GO 03/06 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Naghshineh
ONLINE

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
233HRT411B 03/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

NYU is recognized as having one of the longest-running therapeutic horticulture programs in the country. This visit offers an insider's look at the broad array of programs that the team facilitates both in the hospitals and in the community. Visit more...
233THP525B 03/07 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Horticultural Therapy Services
OFS

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301F 03/14 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
233THP301EBL 03/18 Sa 9:00am-2:30pm Meore
BLENDED

April

Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, spaces, and techniques used by participants in therapeutic horticulture activities. Explore universal design principles and how to incorporate them into programming, activities, garden design, and tools to meet the widest range of people's needs. Design and more...
234THP406BL 04/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm D'Amico
Wagenfeld
BLENDED