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08/04/2021 – 09/04/2021 all-day
North Shore Community Centre
701 David Low Way

Do you have a passion for gardening?

Would you like to support others to enjoy gardening in their home?

Are you serious about making a difference in someone’s life through the enjoyment of gardening and growing healthy food?

If you are empathic, understanding and inclusive, with a willingness to give your full support and guidance to others then a career in Therapeutic Horticulture would suit you!

Join Therapeutic Horticulture specialist, Cath Manuel, for this unique masterclass training and learn how to provide fun gardening activities to improve health and wellbeing of participants.

You will also joined by experts in the field of mental health and NDIS.

Gardening provides opportunities for improved health and wellbeing for people of all ages and abilities.

Participating in therapeutic gardening activities has many proven benefits, especially for physical, psychological, social, cognitive support and also provides access to fresh food and nature.

The NDIS provides individuals with the opportunity to choose their own path to wellness and to enjoy participation in a full life. Through offering Therapeutic Gardening Programs and support you are able to work with participants to achieve these goals and those of the NDIS Scheme.

As a provider of therapeutic gardening you have the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients within their home garden or within an aged care setting to offer guidance and support for the completion of activities.

This training is suitable for anyone currently working or wanting to establish their own business to work with clients who have NDIS Plans or within aged care and have an interest in gardening for improved health and wellness.

It is preferable to have formal training in Horticulture prior to completing this training.

With this training you’ll;

  • Spend two days learning from specialist Cath Manuel
  • Gain a deeper understanding of therapeutic gardening
  • Know how to deliver a Therapeutic Gardening Program to clients of varied abilities within their home
  • Understand how to support others to improve their wellbeing
  • Get started in a career as a therapeutic horticulture practitioner
  • Receive ongoing support as you establish yourself within the field of Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Access online resources on gardening for health and wellbeing

You’ll learn;

  • What is Therapeutic Gardening
  • The benefits to health and wellbeing
  • How to implement a program for individuals and groups
  • Gardening for mental health
  • Plants used in a therapy garden
  • Ways to grow fresh food
  • Adaptive gardening activities
  • Equipment required
  • Your business and NDIS regulations
  • Understanding mental health and psychosocial disability

At the completion of this training you will have an understanding and practical knowledge of Therapeutic Gardening and how to provide this to participants of the NDIS or within an aged care organisation.

This will be a journey into a career in the field of Therapeutic Horticulture and I will be with you to guide and support you along the way.

Please note…

· this is not a horticulture or gardening course, it’s all about understanding and applying therapeutic gardening for your clients.

· ensure you have developed horticulture skills before applying to this training as we will not be covering horticulture or gardening methods.

· this training is not an accredited training. It is continuing professional development for horticulturist to move into the field of therapeutic horticulture.

Training is held over two consecutive days and includes a Workbook, hands-on activities, lunch and morning tea and a Certificate of Attendance after completion of training.

To support the successful establishment of a Therapeutic Gardening Program you will also receive 2 x One-on-One online mentoring sessions with Cath, ongoing support through private Facebook group, access to one Seasonal Gardening Program and one year access to the Soil to Supper Online Gardening Community.

Ongoing training will be available online for all attendees of this initial training.

About Therapeutic Gardening

Therapeutic Gardening is not just gardening. It’s providing support for someone to achieve their goals within a garden setting, complete gardening activities and grow specific plants to enhance wellness.

It’s about the journey not the destination.

It’s having empathy, compassion and by supporting someone else to have a positive outcome with the use of gardening to achieve outcomes.

Gardening brings joy, boosts confidence and enhances health and well-being for participants.

Find out more about Cath here.

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