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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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Jun 22, 2023

Welcome to the first of our “short and sweet“ episodes where I share my views on a topic that’s relevant to gardening, growing food or to help you in the garden.

In this episode I share some tips for safely using potting mix and other garden products, which is important to apply when supporting others in the garden.

Tips for safely using garden products are;

  • Always wear gloves and a dust mask - participants and the provider
  • Damp soil mixes prior to use
  • Refill tubs away from participants
  • Store potting mix and other products in the shade
  • Always wear a mask and gloves when opening bags of potting mix, soil , mulch or other products


For more ideas for safety in the garden, have a read of my article 

Gather the steps to complete these fun activities HERE along with extra ideas for creating healthy gardens.


If you’re interested in learning ways to provide your own therapeutic gardening programs, consider joining my online training in Therapeutic Horticulture.

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