Social and therapeutic horticulture seminar

Events from the AllianceOrganizer: Festina Lente
Where: Festina Lente Walled Garden, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Date: 24 September 2022

The day will start with an overview of the trends in the growth and development of social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) at both an international and national level. This will be followed by a presentation by well-known STH practitioners from across different parts of Ireland. The Association of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Facilitators Ireland (ASTHFI) will then give an overview of their work to date and explore the value of having such an association. We will then hold an Open Panel discussion and include topics such as STH next steps: Education, training and learning for people in the field of STH, and other emerging topics. Participants will have an opportunity explore with each how to co-create STH sessions for people from different backgrounds. The afternoon will allow participants to engage in a variety of different STH sessions for 45 – 60 minutes each. We will also exploring the potential of working with the natural behaviours of horses through equine assisted learning (EAL). All are invited: anyone actively involved in STH or anyone interested in learning more about this diverse field, at household, community or organizational levels.
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