Extending the Circle: An Invitation to Cultivate Growth
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Space is limited to 20 participants so make sure to register if you are interested.
Research has shown that spending time in nature is beneficial for both our bodies and our minds, and has the capacity to reduce stress, lower anxiety, and encourage mental and emotional well being. Join Horticultural Therapy Practitioner Guinevere Kern in bringing the outdoors inside for a 1 hour, hands-on, engaging program that harnesses horticulture to support health and wellness and uplift your day, irrespective of the size of your “green thumb”. Participants will have all live plants, soil, and related items provided by Wellness@Work, but should have access to a clean, flat surface to work on. This session will centre around transplanting 3 different types of plants in their early stages of development to accommodate both indoor and outdoor plant growth opportunities as we enter Spring!
Wellness@Work will purchase supplies to reduce barriers to participation. Registrants will be emailed ahead of the session date with pickup time options and instructions for preparing for the session. Pickup will be on U of G main campus, in the University Centre on Wednesday May 5th and/or Thursday May 6th. Time is yet to be determined.
About the Facilitator:
Guinevere is a Horticultural Therapy Practitioner who facilitates physical and emotional movement in client-centered programming to encourage curiosity, find nourishment, and build hope. Guinevere has completed an intensive 1000-hour Horticultural Therapy Internship specializing in therapeutic gardening and community development, founded of a Horticultural Therapy Program in a long-term care facility, works as a Nature Based Therapist for people in rehabilitation from Motorized Vehicle Accidents, and works for the University of Guelph in the Department of Plant Agriculture in native wildflower and ornamental plant research. Prior to her career in Horticulture and Horticultural Therapy, Guinevere has 10 years of background in organic farming, gardening, and food services in California and Oregon, academic education in Religion, Women & Gender Studies, and Diasporic Studies, and over 15 years of direct involvement alongside systemically and historically disenfranchised populations. These experiences inspire her intersectional, integrated approach to health and wellness that invites us to cultivate the precious, interconnected relationship between plants, the broader environment, ourselves, and one other.
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