Community Membership

At the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs we work to support the well being and connection of people, nature and the more-than-human world by training forest therapy guides. Our guides rely on the support of their community to share forest therapy. This includes land managers who give them access to trails, organizations who assist with marketing, the people who attend the guided walks, and others who may offer financial assistance so forest therapy can be experienced by underserved communities. Many of our guides are themselves from underserved communities and have trained as forest therapy guides to bring this healing practice into their communities. For this reason, we would like to increase the number of scholarships we can offer to guides-in-training.

Scholarship Fund

The financial expense of training to be a forest therapy guide may be out of reach for some people, yet they have the passion and desire to learn forest therapy and to bring it into their communities. ANFT has, and continues, to offer scholarships to guides who express a financial need; however, we would like to expand the number of scholarships we can offer without diminishing our capacity to fund our operations. With your support we can grow our scholarship fund and bring forest therapy into more communities.

Join

When you join our Scholarship Fund, your name or business name will be listed on this page to recognize your contribution. We would like our guides to know that they have the support of a broader community of people and organizations who believe in the benefits of forest therapy, so a link to this page will be included on the guide training page, our scholarship application page, and in the email to scholarship recipients.

Community Sponsors

Forester John LLC

ForestSpiral

Holistic Ocean

Nordic Brotherhood Sussex

The Vintage Homesteader

Wood Joiners

Barry Richmond

Conrad Satala

Denise Dillon

Gemma Warren

Hannah McCormick

Ileana Cahen

Jacque Hansen

Juko Martina Holiday

Karen Schweiger

Molly McBride

Quentin Dunne

Shirley Oetheimer

Beverley Rhinesmith-Pape

Eric Peterson

Supporters

Alexandra Lowry    
Ariana Waynes       
Center for Nature and Leadership    
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Christine Willis    
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Melissa Winslade    
Peter Cole    
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Ronald Rowe    
Stephanie Wisbeski    
Terry Brazeau    
Viviane Rachinski

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