Nature-Based Therapeutics


THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE

Purposeful activities with plants to improve motor skills, develop self-determination, and promote community integration. 

Through purposeful therapeutic strategies, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum dedicates itself to the elimination of both physical and attitudinal barriers to horticulture, and to the introduction and inclusion of as many people as possible in the joys of watching a garden flourish.

THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE

Direct Services

Education & Learning

Outreach & Resources

Events

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For further information, please contact
Dr. Jean M. Larson, PhD, CTRS, HTR
University of Minnesota
Manager - Nature-Based Therapeutic Services
Asst. Professor - Nature-Based Therapeutic Studies
larso095@umn.edu

Education & Learning

WHAT
Therapeutic Horticulture education and learning services provide courses and professional development, program development, consultation and supervision, as well as Lunch & Learn, keynote, plenary and annual workshop presentations on the healing and therapeutic benefits of plants and nature.

HOW
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Therapeutic Horticulture workshops and training for human health professionals. These provide CEUs and focus on a specific therapeutic landscapes, specific human health modalities or clientele.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Therapeutic Horticulture frameworks, training structures, policies and procedures, and therapeutic landscape design and activities tailored to the contracting site.

Online Therapeutic Horticulture curriculum, teaching resources and activities to serve as an introduction into the field of Therapeutic Horticulture.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION AND SUPERVISION
Support and oversight to new gardens as it pertains to accomplishing therapeutic and experiential learning goals and objectives.

FOR STUDENTS
Inquire about the Therapeutic Horticulture program at the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing, or internship opportunities for U of MN students who desire training in Therapeutic Horticulture (contact Dr. Larson for more information, find her contact information at the right of this screen).