Using horticulture as a therapeutic medium
Tuesday 24th March 2020
This course distils our 20+ years of experience working in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.
The day will be jam packed with information, examples and real case studies, explaining how to harness the amazing qualities of nature and horticulture when working with individuals or groups who have disabilities or extra support needs.
The day begins at 9.30am with an introduction and aspirations for the day. We deliver to fairly small groups (max of 15) so that each persons needs are met and there is plenty of time for questions and discussion.
We will have a run through the support needs of a range of client groups (including people with learning difficulties, people with autistic spectrum disorder, mental health support needs and dementia). We will then talk through the qualities of horticulture that make it such a powerful and versatile medium.
In the afternoon we will get into the nitty gritty of the best way to organise your activities and effective working methods. We will also explore some real case studies and look at appropriate tasks etc.
The workshop will run from 9:30am until 4pm. Refreshments will be provided, please bring a packed lunch to enjoy in our Cutting Gardens.