The Soil to Supper “Growing Together” Program provides garden-based activities that builds social connections, brings joy and grows fresh food.
The Growing Together Program guides and supports participants to follow gardening methods in a safe setting to enhance overall health and wellbeing. This includes fun garden-based activities with simple techniques, information and guidance to grow fresh food, learn skills, rediscover hidden gardening skills, encourage social connections and enhance health within the participant’s home garden, aged care, in-home care or community organisation.
Our programs aims to grow social connections, develop friendships amongst participants and grow healthy food to enjoy year-round. “together we grow fresh food”
Activities are suitable for all abilities and are customised to suit the need of individuals.
One-on-one or group sessions are available from 2 to 3 hours, either weekly or fortnightly, and include a range of activities that are scheduled to suit participant’s aims for wellbeing and to provide outcomes for their NDIS plan or for the goals of organisations.
The current NDIS Pricing Arrangements line items are followed for the program and charged at the appropriate hourly rate plus provider travel to participant’s home.
Our group programs are provided nationally through aged care homes and disability organisations. Please contact Cath for more information on our group program package.
For more information and bookings please contact Cath HERE.
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.
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.