Soil to Supper provides guidance and the right advice for gardening to improve health and wellbeing.
Our Programs and Services provide simple techniques, information and guidance to grow fresh food and enhance health in any garden location.
The Soil to Supper Therapeutic Gardening Program is a unique initiative that offers NDIS Participants with opportunities to improve their mental and physical health, learn new skills, develop confidence and enhance social connection through gardening activities and growing fresh food.
We offer specialised training and development for successful delivery of therapeutic gardening programs.
This training provides the necessary information and skills to deliver gardening activities, maintain a therapeutic garden and align within Aged Care and NDIS standards.
Therapeutic gardening program a veritable lifesaver…
There is no doubt in my mind that Cath Manuel’s Therapeutic Gardening Program has been one of the most significant positive influences on my recovery from Major Depression and General Anxiety Disorder.
From the initial planning session onward, Cath uses a collaborative approach to the creation of my weekly gardening sessions. Developing the program to meet my physical, mental and emotional needs appears to come natural to Cath.
My active involvement in planning ensures that I get the maximum benefit from every gardening session. Initially I was capable of limited input to this process however with Cath’s increasing knowledge of my needs and limitations, and using her horticultural knowledge and experience, she was able to draw on my gradually returning capabilities. Over time I was more confident and increasingly able to contribute to the planning process.
I value our weekly, two-and-a-half hour gardening sessions immensely and eagerly look forward to them. The program naturally varies from week to week, depending on the seasons, vagaries of the weather and tasks needing attention.
Being such a “hands-on” activity, gardening can be exhausting and satisfying both physically and mentally… and therein lies the reason why Cath’s Therapeutic Gardening Program has been, and still is, an absolute winner and a Godsend for me…
A very big thank-you Cath.
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© cath manuel march 2012