Horticultural Therapy Workshop


Healing through Horticultural Therapy
June 14 All Day

June 15 Half Day

This workshop led by  Dr. Douglas Airhart, MHT, and Derrick R. Stowell, M.S., CTRS is designed for service providers interested in new ways to achieve therapeutic goals and people interested in doing horticultural outreach with special needs populations.

Participants will receive an overview of Horticultural Therapy, accessibility and adaptations for special needs, horticultural and botanical craft ideas, and information on how to start and implement a program. CEUs are available toward professional licenses or certificates through Tennessee Technological University. 

Day 1:
7:30 Registration
8:00 Welcome, Introductions, Ice Breakers
9:00 Benets of Horticultural Therapy
9:30 Setting Goals & Objectives/Safety
10:00 Break
10:15 Documentation and Assessment
11:00 Universal Design, ADA, Accessibility and Adaptations
12:00 Lunch with Activity Demonstrations
1:00 Serenity Garden Activity
1:30 Propagation
2:45 Break
3:00 Basic Plant Care Techniques
3:30 Indoor Gardening Activities
4:30 Questions/Evaluations/Wrap-up
5:00 Adjourn

Day 2:
7:30 Registration
8:00 Working with Specifc Populations.
8:45 Veterans
9:15 Floral Design Demonstration & Activity Analysis
10:15 Break
10:30 Task Analysis Activity
11:15 Group Facilitation/Metaphors
11:40 Questions/Evaluations/Wrap-up
12:00 Door Prizes, Adjourn

$100 for both days (includes lunch Thursday)

$70 Day 1 Only
$45 Day 2 Only
$15 CEU Credit

Prepayment Due 6/11

Call 901-636-4128 to register by phone, or print and return the registration form here.



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Seniors (62 & over) $8.00
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
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* Handicapped Accessible

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750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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