Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.00-16.00 at GROW HQ. A beginner's guide to using horticulture as a therapeutic activity. Thrive's Step into Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) workshops offer volunteers, people who are new to STH, and people who are thinking of a career change the opportunity to access an introductory course at a great price.
Suitable for beginners, career changers and volunteers.
What you will learn:
An insight into social and therapeutic horticulture and how gardening can be beneficial for peoples' physical health and emotional well-being.
Experience the role of the therapist, and gain an insight into how to work with individuals with a range of support needs.
Discover how to break gardening tasks down into component parts and make these tasks inclusive.
How to become involved in social and therapeutic horticulture and career pathways available.
"Seeds sown too early either outside, struggle miserably, emerging into a cold, damp world or, inside where they germinate happily but are too advanced to be transplanted out into a world of frosts and winds."
We hear a lot about how people just don’t have the time, or don’t have the space to grow food. Food growing comes in all shapes, sizes and amounts of effort required so everyone has the time and space to grow a little bit.