Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 7 June 2016
Cultivate NSW has just announced that it will be hosting the 2016 Therapeutic Landscapes Conference NSW in October this year.
This year's theme is 'Making Connections - Plants and People' and is a unique opportunity to bring together professionals from a variety of backgrounds who all have a stake in creating these highly beneficial spaces. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with their existing colleagues whilst also making valuable new connections with professionals from horticulture, landscaping, health, community gardens, as well as students and volunteers.
The conference aims to discuss the future of therapeutic gardens in Australia and will lead and inform delegates on how gardens and natural settings contribute and impact on the wellness of individuals, groups and client populations.
Topics for discussion include creating accessible gardens, designing for children, as well as gardening programs that address the needs of Sydney's homeless. Two of the more eminent keynote speakers will be Anna Baker Cresswell from Highground, UK, who will speak about using horticultural therapy for the military, as well as Dr Theresa Scott from the University of QLD who will be presenting some of the recent research findings on gardening among senior populations.
This conference addresses one of the more under-serviced areas of the landscaping industry and presents real possibilities and opportunities to enterprising landscapers wanting to move into a growth sector of the industry.
When: Friday 14th October 2016, 8:30am-4pm
Where: TAFE NSW SWSI Horticulture, Raine Rd, Padstow
Cost: $185, concessions and Cultivate NSW Members $150 (dinner option extra)
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