THE PRACTICE AND PROFESSION OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPY IN THE UNITED STATES
While reference to the health benefits of plants and gardening can be found in the early years of the United States, the beginnings of the profession of horticultural therapy came after the conclusion of World War II, as a result of the significant growth in occupational therapy programs and rehabilitation medicine. This paper will present a brief review of the history of the profession, current educational opportunities, associations supporting research and professionals, and common work settings of those that practice horticultural therapy.
Shoemaker, C.A. and Diehl, E.R.M. (2012). THE PRACTICE AND PROFESSION OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPY IN THE UNITED STATES. Acta Hortic. 954, 161-163
horticultural therapy education, American Horticultural Therapy Association, People Plant Council, work settings