HORTICULTURAL THERAPY TRAINING RETURNS TO PROVIDENCE FARM
During 2013, Providence Farm continues a successful partnership with Ann Kent HTM and the Horticultural Therapy Professional Development Program to provide training in horticultural therapy (HT).
This fall, the Farm is pleased to offer Creating Therapeutic Gardens, one of four courses in a comprehensive horticultural therapy certificate program that explores the benefits of garden and horticulture-based activities.
The instructor, Ann Kent HTM, is a long time supporter and partner of Providence Farm. Ann spent much of her childhood growing up on the leeward shore of Vancouver Island and is very familiar with local horticultural conditions and with south-coastal ecosystems. Ann has an active horticultural therapy practice based in Vancouver, BC.
Creating Therapeutic Gardens – overview:
Accessible and healing garden spaces, plant choices suitable for therapeutic gardens and habitat gardens, and safe garden practices are explored through guided walks and hands-on activities. Students apply audit tools to several garden sites and consider the use of grade level, vertical, and raised bed gardens. A unit on project planning and funding to support therapeutic gardens is included.
Wed. October 30 through Sat. November 2 – 8:45 am to 5:00 pm
The fee is $490.00 and includes 32 hours of instruction, a comprehensive reference binder, all plant materials and activity supplies.
A statement of completion is provided to assist those who are seeking professional registration with the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association or who wish to use this course for continuing education credits for related professional associations.
For more information about the HT Therapy Certificate with Ann Kent, please download HORTICULTURAL THERAPY CERTIFICATE_FALL 2013_Ann Kent HTM, or visit Ann’s website at www.catkingardens.ca
To make further inquiries or to obtain a registration form, please contact Ann directly at email@example.com
Early registration is recommended. The HT Certificate course offered at Providence Farm last fall sold out, as did Ann’s nature-based workshops at the Farm in April, 2013.