Soil to Supper provides guidance and the right advice to enhance your health and wellbeing with garden-based activities and fresh food.
Our Programs and Services provide simple techniques, information and support to grow fresh food in any garden location.
Through the unique Soil to Supper Signature Programs below you’ll gather knowledge and support from specialist Cath Manuel and gain confidence to enjoy gardening and grow your own thriving garden.
Therapeutic Gardening Community
The Therapeutic Gardening Community is for connecting online with other gardeners and learning ways to enjoy time in your garden while enhancing your health naturally.
As a Community member you’ll have a clear guide and information to confidently establish and maintain a thriving garden while maintaining good health through online guides, courses, information and support.
Therapeutic Horticulture Training
Would you like to provide garden-based activities and programs to participants of the NDIS, residents of aged care, health care, schools and other locations within your community?
Therapeutic Horticulture follows gardening methods to promote overall health and wellbeing. This includes simple techniques, information and guidance to grow fresh food and enhance health within the participant’s home garden, aged care homes or other community settings.
Therapeutic Gardening Programs
Hands-on programs provide participants with opportunities to improve their emotional wellness and physical health, learn new skills, develop confidence and enhance social connection through garden-based activities and growing fresh food.
The programs are for individuals and groups based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and suitable for NDIS participants and community organisations.
“I love being a community member! The information is easy to access and the weekly guide helps me to stay on track with what I need to do to help my garden and grow the food. Thanks Cath!”
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.
“I found the online training format easy to understand, comprehensive and relatable. And Cath was fantastic at delivering this training!! Thank you so much!!
“I consider myself fortunate to have met someone as generous as you and the tribe that share the same values. I am glad to have a mentor who is willing to help others on the same path by sharing their valuable lessons and experiences.”
“Your course really inspired me to move forward into implementing my knowledge to share the love of gardens and gardening with others in our community.”
© cath manuel march 2012