Nature Based Therapeutics


Nature Based Therapeutics are professionally facilitated interactions with plants, animals and natural landscapes to bring about measurable outcomes in human health and well-being. It is nature's way of healing all people in physical, social, emotional and cognitive ways.


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For NBT consultations, questions, and more information, contact:

Dr. Jean Larson, PhD, CTRS, HTR
Manager, Nature-Based Therapeutics Services
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Center for Spirituality and Healing

NBT Staff


Browse eVersion
Adult Classes Catalog Fall-Winter 2017-2018

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Browse Quick Links

           PlantMaker Studio
         Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 7-12 with adult
Summer Youth Programs
          Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
          Ages 5-7 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Fridays*
          Ages 5-10 Groups: Summer Field Trips
          Ages 12-15 Counselor-In-Training Program     

Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Science of Plant Propagation
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Pruning Essentials
          Fungi & Mushrooms
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Schoolyard Gardens Conference
          Master Gardener Regional Conference
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts & Embroidery
          Botanical/Floral Design
Willow Furniture
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Digital Editing & Organization
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine: Making, Tasting & Appreciation
Fungi & Mushrooms
          Edible Garden Year
Health & Home

          Natural Soap & Beauty
          Healthy Living
          Book Club
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Willow Furniture
          Animal-Assisted Interventions Trainings
Nature Appreciation
          Naturalist-Guided Walks
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          Animal-Assisted Interventions Trainings


Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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