Soil to Supper provides simple ideas and solutions to help people grow thriving gardens and fresh food in all locations.

At Soil to Supper we believe that everyone of all ages and abilities needs a connection with nature and to experience a sense of joy and the health benefits gained from gardening activities and fresh food.

Soil to Supper

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.

Our Programs and Services provide simple techniques, information and inspiring ideas to grow healthy gardens, enjoy seasonal harvesting and creative ideas for healthy meals.

We provide Horticultural Therapy Programs to assist with the delivery of in-house garden therapy activities for aged care, disability support, community gardens and school gardens.

Soil to Supper provides a Membership Community, Horticultural Therapy Programs, Consultation Services and Workshops.


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

“Thanks Cath for helping me with my Composting. I’ve tried many times, all unsuccessfully, to create compost for my garden. After taking your steps, which were easy to follow, I now have two compost bins in my small garden and they are working brilliantly. Thanks for the coaching session, it has been a great help”



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


About Cath…


Cath Manuel is the Founder and Director of Soil to Supper. She holds a Diploma of Horticulture, Certificate in Horticultural Therapy and has completed a Permaculture Design Course as well as further training in garden therapy and organic food growing.

Cath ran a successful Landscape Gardening Business from 1999 on the Sunshine Coast before switching to organic growing practices to create productive and beautiful gardens for clients.

Cath’s interests are in teaching others all aspects of therapeutic, organic gardening and sustainability, as she believes this is so important for our health and wellbeing. She is also passionate about growing and cooking her own family’s food and 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.

Cath lives on the Sunshine Coast, on a 3 ½ acre property with her husband Paul and boys, Edison and Archey and they are all involved in their sustainable way of life.

Find Cath on LinkedIn.

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

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