Class Objective

Learn about horticultural therapy and what it is.

What is horticultural therapy?

Horticultural therapy is the practice of gardening and other plant based activites as a theraputic strategy to manage psycological conditions such as depression and anxiety. In this module, you will learn about horticultural therapy and different organizations that carry out this practice.

Teacher Resources

Horticulture Therapy Workbook

Seeing Green: A Therapy Garden


Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association

Educator Links

Janet Melrose – Urban Farm School

Mount Royal University Community Garden

Thyme for Thoughts


Article: Plants bring peace to gardeners grappling with grief, depression and anxiety  

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