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Join Horticulturist and Therapeutic Horticulture specialist, Cath Manuel, for simple ideas and inspirations to improve health and wellbeing from plants, nature and fun gardening activities.

In each episode, Cath shares simple ideas for gardening to improve health and wellbeing, interviews specialists on topics covering gardening, health care and wellbeing and also 'Simple Solutions' episodes to solve your common gardening problems.

She also shares access to FREE downloads to help you grow and thrive. Keep an eye out for those in each episode!

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Oct 16, 2023

I’ve been working through a few updates to our Growing Together Program and have added some new activities to each season.

The more programs we deliver, the more fun activities I keep finding, so I decided to share a few with you in this short and sweet episode.

In my article “How to Keep Gardening through Bad...

Oct 5, 2023

Cultivating joy in a garden is one of our goals in therapeutic horticulture.

And to make sure that we achieve our goals for all of the participants involved in our programs, or for yourself in the garden, there's a few things that we really need to have in place to make sure that we achieve positive outcomes for...

Sep 22, 2023

Imagine stepping into the garden and being surrounded by delightful fresh herbs.

You’re gathering a few sprigs to make a brew of peppermint, lemon balm or tulsi tea.

Packed with flavour, a delicious aroma and loads of vitality.

Sounds nice…and it’s definitely achievable in any garden space in your home or a...

Sep 18, 2023

Most aged care homes have space available to create gardens to grow fresh food.

These spaces require some resourceful planning and willing participants to establish garden areas for residents, staff and visitors to access and enjoy.

By having access to seasonally grown food, meals can be improved nutritionally and also...

Sep 1, 2023

Do you like getting things for free?

I don't know anyone who doesn't love to get something for free or for a great bargain!

And for gardeners when we get free plants we love them, we grow them , we nurture them and then we love sharing them with others.

I've got a few great ideas for you to get free plants for your...