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Helping other people, being outdoors, working with plants and doing something more worthwhile are often factors in why people choose to take up social and therapeutic horticulture.

If you are thinking about such a career change, then Thrive training can help.

An obvious question if you are new to social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) is what is it all about?

Thrive's free online 'What is Social and Therapeutic Horticulture?' course looks at the range of approaches to using horticulture for health, the principles of STH and the specifics of an STH programme.

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STH falls under the umbrella of Green Care which incorporates a number of fields, such as care farming and animal-assisted therapy.

Green Care means targeted therapeutic or treatment interventions which are specifically designed for people with a defined need and are delivered by trained/qualified practitioners.

You can find out more by signing up to our free online 'What is Green Care' course.

For people who have done these courses and are interested in learning more, our Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Practice blended course offers 20-28 hours of flexible and interactive learning with our training team over two weeks.

Another flexible learning offer from Thrive is our Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture which is aimed at anyone who is either an STH practitioner or is hoping to become one.

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