Gardening is an engaging activity for children of all ages and abilities. Join us in visiting 3 special school settings where students can enjoy the recreational & therapeutic benefits of gardening.
Teachers and volunteers will gain an insight into:
– Recreational/therapeutic and pre-vocational benefits of gardening
– The delivery of a Certificate 2 program in Horticulture
– Kitchen/garden programs and the importance of volunteers
– Composting on a big scale
– Creating exciting school garden environments
This workshop will include visits to two special schools with successful garden programs & the Austin Hospital School to discover the benefits of gardening for our health and well-being.
When: Friday 11th August 2017, 9.00am to 3.30pm
Where Starting at Waratah Special Developmental School 230 Banksia Street, Bellfield. Car pooling to & from Austin Hospital. Finishing at Croxton School Northcote
Cost $120 Teachers / $30 Volunteers & Parents, includes refreshments/lunch
To book go to TryBooking www.trybooking.com/295601
Margaret Sulikowski – Garden educator at Waratah Special Development School
Ellen Regos – Team Leader, School Foods Garden Program from Cultivating Community
Steve Wells – Nurse and Horticulture Therapist from Austin Health
Richard Bellemo – inspirational school garden designer & landscaper
Basil Natoli – Special Education Teacher and horticulturist
For more information on this and other professional development workshops – please go to the VSGA website at www.schoolsgardenawards.org.au or contact the VSGA directly on tel. 9576 0599.
Victorian Schools Garden Awards in partnership with Waratah Special Development School / Croxton Special / Austin Hospital School