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SYDNEY - Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture - One Day Workshop
Learn how to run your own group or individual therapeutic horticulture program in this introductory course.
This is a general course suited to anyone wanting to work or volunteer in mental health, ageing & dementia, rehabilitation, disability or community gardens. Theory, research and practical components feature throughout the day so you can tailor examples to your specific area of interest. Each participant receives a take home resource manual.
Topics will include:
• Introduction to therapeutic horticulture and supporting research
• Purpose, setting & focus of a gardening program
• Selecting appropriate activities
• Setting client goals
• Using adaptive tools
• Reporting and recording
• Risk assessment & WHS
• Fundraising and sustainability of a program
• Practical simulated group activities
Please note that spaces are limited to maximise the learning experience. Once sold out a waiting list will become available.
About the facilitator:
Toni Salter is a Horticulturalist, past President of Cultivate NSW and also known as "The Veggie Lady". Toni has run horticultural therapy programs and developed sensory gardens through a number of organisations such as AFFORD (Australian Foundation for Disability) and Diversional & Recreational Therapy Australia.
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Cultivate is planning on running Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture workshops in regional areas. Please be in touch if you would like to see the workshop run in your area.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Cultivate NSW Event