The practices take many forms, but what connects them is their attention to community development principles, social justice and the environment.
Beneficial outcomes include:
The Grassroots Institute offers a free advice service for social and community workers, and not-for-profit organisations. Whether you are looking to start a therapeutic horticulture or community agriculture initiative or already have one running we can help with questions about designing your programme, setting up a garden, working with plants, troubleshooting and lots more!
We provide assistance, support and knowledge resources for community and not for profit organisations interested in starting or continuing therapeutic horticulture & community agriculture initiatives.
We run courses in therapeutic horticulture & community agriculture as community development tools.
We bring together the expertise of qualified social workers, horticulturalists, beekeepers and leadership development practitioners.
In the context of global climate heating, we aim to equip people and enhance community capacity to work towards a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Why a 'Lab'? Because we work creatively at the intersection of community development, therapeutic horticulture and community agriculture (TH/CA).
We aim to be collaborative, creative and experimental as we try out new ways of using therapeutic horticulture & community agriculture while building an evidence base for future project work.
We are made up of a multi-disciplinary team.
We bring together skills in the areas of horticulture, social work, leadership development, community development & beekeeping.
We conduct training for social and community workers, and the broader community.
Our courses are designed to form participants that are confident in using therapeutic horticulture and community agriculture in community.
Access our free resources. Information ranging from plant information for TH/CA projects, to research reports, evidence base and articles.
This list is always undergoing development as we release and compile new research.
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