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NEWCASTLE: Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture - One Day Workshop

Now in Newcastle!

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 a wide range of settings such as 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 facilitators:

Pete Wann 
has been a Horticulturist for over 25 years and in recent years has been involved in the gardens at "Destiny Haven" women's refuge, described as 'a safe haven - a place for women to regroup, breath and heal'. His business Urban Food Gardens now aims to share his passion for growing food and the therapeutic benefits of gardening.

Carol & Doug Twentyman both have extensive backgrounds in Horticulture, including many years of teaching. Their business provides horticultural services such as consulting, design, garden restoration and irrigation installation. Doug is a regular on ABC Gardening Talkback. Carol has run a garden club in an aged care residential facility and runs social and therapeutic horticulture workshops for the ageing and disability sector. Both Carol and Doug have been involved in a research study focusing on a horticulture intervention for people living with dementia and their carers. They are currently still spending time with people living with dementia and are in the planning process of a new research study.

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Cultivate is planning on running Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture workshops in more regional areas. Please be in touch if you would like to see the workshop run in your area.

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Waratah Community Garden/ Hunter Multicultural Communities
2A Platt St (enter via Harris St)
Waratah, NS  2298

Erin Poga
Cultivate NSW Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

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Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW Incorporated ¦ ABN: 50 499 802 321 
ACNC registered charity endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient