Soil to Supper

Soil to Supper delivers simple ideas, solutions and support to help people enhance their health by successfully growing thriving gardens in all locations.

“Our purpose is to make gardening accessible for everyone”

We believe that people of all ages and abilities need a connection with nature and to experience a sense of joy and the health benefits gained from gardening activities and growing food.

Our mission at Soil to Supper is to support and guide people to care for themselves, others and the earth by growing fresh food and enjoying good health.

Soil To Supper was developed in 2011 after Cath Manuel realised the need for information delivered in simple methods to support people to grow and enjoy fresh food in any location.

Our Programs and Services provide simple techniques, information and inspiring ideas to enjoy gardening activities, grow healthy gardens and harvest fresh food. 

Our services…

The Soil to Supper Therapeutic Gardening Program includes training and one-on-one programs to assist with the delivery of in-house gardening activities for participants of the NDIS, residents of aged care, disability support and community services. 

Soil to Supper Learn Online offers courses and online learning to gather skills and knowledge to enjoy and provide garden-based activities for good health.

Onsite Consultations are available for the home gardener, aged care and community service organisations. I’ll share with you my extensive knowledge of horticulture and therapeutic gardening to support you to establish and maintain thriving gardens. Please contact me directly for more information.

With extensive experience as a guest speaker/workshop presenter I am available to present at your events upon request.

Please contact me directly HERE to discuss your event.


I look forward to Soil to Supper gardening sessions with Cath being outside in the garden helps my physical and mental wellbeing.

I enjoy sowing seeds, propagating, planting seedlings, watering, watching them grow, mulching, keeping the compost going. It’s all part of the cycle of life in the garden.


Therapeutic Gardening Participant

The benefits of Cath Manuel’s therapeutic gardening groups can be seen on the faces of our residents who attend her weekly sessions in our Memory Support Unit. Living with dementia can make daily activities challenging and frustrating, so it is beautiful to watch the group laughing and interacting together, reminiscing about gardens they have tended to in the past.

For many of them, the feel of the soil between their fingers has unlocked gardening skills that have remained hidden in recent years. To have seedlings to care for and gardens to water has provided a purpose for them again. The feedback from staff and relatives has been incredibly positive.

Sandra Gunner

Group Care Manager, NoosaCare Inc

Cath you have helped me immensely with my garden since I decided to go organic. You’ve helped me work out what is best for my garden as I find it very confusing how things are worded as organic but sometimes aren’t actually natural.

I never thought I would love making compost but with the set up that you teach it’s easy and fun to watch the soil that it produces for my garden!

Being a member I also get great knowledge of what to do with the monthly guides and can’t wait for the latest podcast episodes as I learn more that way than just reading. I also like the notes to follow in case I missed something!

Thanks Cath for all your help.

Leanne, NSW.

Dear Cath

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful service you’re offering our community. I’m not really a “green thumb” but your passion and knowledge has got me started!! I enjoyed your workshop very much, it was informative, fun and tasty!!

You are inspirational and I am working toward having a sustainable garden where my family can eat their ‘fill’ of fresh fruit/veggies and salad stuff just like yours does. I can’t wait till your next workshop or should we call it a PLAYshop….fun fun fun!!!

Deborah, Noosa, Qld

About Cath…

Cath Manuel is the founder of Soil to Supper and one of Australia’s leading therapeutic horticulturists.

Cath has many years’ experience in the horticulture industry, especially within the field of therapeutic horticulture, and provides programs both online and onsite.

She also delivers unique industry training programs and provides support for people wanting to enjoy a career in Therapeutic Horticulture.

Cath’s on air each week on ABC Sunshine Coast radio. 

She is a full member of Therapeutic Horticulture Australia and presents for THA through conferences and webinars.

She has a great passion for sharing her knowledge to inspire and support people of all ages and abilities to enjoy gardening for improved health and wellbeing.

She holds a Diploma of Horticulture, Diploma of Community Services, Certificate in Horticultural Therapy and has completed a Permaculture Design Course as well as further training in community services and Social and Therapeutic Horticulture at Thrive, UK.

Cath ran a successful Landscape Gardening Business from 1999 on the Sunshine Coast before switching to organic growing practices in 2011 and therapeutic horticulture in 2014.

Cath’s interests are in teaching others all aspects of therapeutic, organic gardening, as she believes this is important for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. She is also passionate about growing and cooking fresh food, has an interest in the health benefits from gardening and also plants and their uses.

Her knowledge is shared worldwide, through various publications, and also nationally on radio, television and at events.

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For more information on the services and programs available to you please click here to contact Cath.

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