Gardens can be of tremendous benefit to our physical and emotional wellbeing. In this interactive session led by Damien Newman from the horticultural therapy charity Thrive, we will explore both the theory and practical designs involved with creating a therapeutic and inclusive garden.
You will learn:
How to evaluate the current therapeutic value of your garden.
How to develop your space to enhance its therapeutic properties and features.
How design forms a dynamic approach to gardening for health and wellbeing.
How to assess and implement the potential access needs of different user groups.
Damien Newman has been involved in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture for over 15 years, developing 3 higher education accredited curricula in the subject and supporting 1000s of students. He has supported the development of therapeutic gardens from the Chiltern hills to the Central African Republic ensuring that they are person centred and designed to support people to improve health and quality of life.
This Free Masterclass is for Permaculture Association Members who have signed up for the free projects Upgrade only.
Our 12 month programme of project masterclasses has been kindly sponsored by Zurich Charities Insurance. Project members can find the joining links for our full programme of masterclasses in their membership area of our website. You will also be sent a regular newsletter with joining links for each masterclass.
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