Thrive – Using Gardening To Change Lives

I suppose the most logical place to start this blog and process is with Thrive.

Thrive are the leading horticultural therapy organisation in the UK. Since the charity was formed in 1978 they have been involved in promotion, delivery, education, funding and campaigning for the benefits of therapeutic horticulture across all ages and abilities.

In conjunction with Coventry University, Thrive run the main horticultural therapy qualification in the UK – The Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture. This is a part-time distance learning course and the one I gained.

Their website is full of useful information which can increase your knowledge and practice. They also run a spin-off program and website called ‘carry on gardening’. It’s focus is to help people who have been involved in horticulture continue to do so after life changing events.

www.thrive.org.uk

www.carryongardening.org.uk

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