What is Horticultural Therapy?
Horticultural Therapy uses plants and gardening activities to help people. As a Horticultural Therapy Intern, I focus my efforts on working with Adolescents and adults with disabilities. In my role at a local school I teach horticultural skills to help students get employment in various parts of the green industry. Horti-Hope also builds waist high raised beds at the cost of supplies using volunteers for schools and organizations and then provides ongoing training to the students or participants.
Horti-Hope offers many services
The Service you are looking for will depend on whether you are a school, a family with a minor child or an adult client. We are trained Horticulture Professionals who also have extensive training in Education, Social Work or Psychology. HortiHope's goal is to provide gardening experiences that help to improve your quality of life. In the Spring of 2022, We began a partnership with Akhil Autism Foundation to be their sole provider of Virtual Horticultural Education in the US and India.
There has been extensive research showing the benefits of gardening activities on mental health. We want to put this research to work for you. Some activities we can facilitate include the following.
General Plant Care Training
Plant Propagation Lessons*
Disease & Pest ID
Disease & Pest Treatment
Horticulture Equipment Recommendations
Seasonal Container Gardens*
Terrarium and Fairy Garden Building*
Pressed Flower Creations*
Dried Flower Arts*
Flower and Evergreen Arrangements*
All projects and training are based on Universal Design Principles
For Schools and Non-Profits we offer consulting services to help set up an in-house Vocational Training Program
We also facilitate Parties for all ages and abilities for make and take items listed above.
(*) Denotes Make and Take item