In this episode I’m chatting with the fabulous Toni Salter, also known as The Veggie Lady.
Toni has a passion to see organic principles adopted by everyone, encouraging people to grow organic produce anywhere, whether it’s in their backyard, hospital rehabilitation centre, day programs for people with disabilities or even mental health and aged care facilities.
Toni is a qualified horticulturist and has been teaching community education classes on organic gardening through local councils around Sydney since 2003.
Toni also spends her time running therapeutic gardening programs and developing sensory gardens through a number of community health organisations. She offers training on social and therapeutic gardening for staff, carers and volunteers working in aged care, mental health, disability, rehabilitation, schools or community gardens.
Toni has been a national councillor for the Australian Institute of Horticulture and is currently the President of Cultivate, the Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW.
Toni and I met online a few years ago and had an instant connection as our passions and interest are very much aligned. We’re like two peas from a home-grown pod!!
Through our conversation Toni shares;
Toni also shares her top tips for starting a therapy program…
More information on Toni’s personal blog and her therapeutic gardening programs, workshops and resources are available at www.theveggielady.com
Cultivate is the peak body for horticultural therapy in NSW, and currently located at the Telopea Centre on the campus at Ryde TAFE.
Find more information on Cath’s Organic Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Programs at www.soiltosupper.com
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