ASTHP Conference ‘Outcomes and Impact’

On the 1st of November 2013, the Association for Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioners hosted their second annual conference at Askham Bryan College in York. The focus of the conference was on ‘Outcomes and Impact’ and included presentations from Sharon Heaney from Coventry University, Joe Sempik from the University of Nottingham, John Cliff: CEO at Growing People and Sally Kelly from the Guild Social Economy Services CIC.

I will aim to give a brief run down of the presentations in the not too distant future but I do wish to state that it was impeccably organised and very interesting and provided me with lots to think about an ideas for my current practice.

More information about ASTHP can be found here: http://asthp.org.uk/

You can support the work of ASTHP by becoming a member for only £10 per annum.

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ASTHP 2nd Annual Conference

The 2nd annual conference of the Association for Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioners (ASTHP) is to be held at Askham Bryan, York on the 1st of November 2013. It will run from 9:30 to 4:00 with lunch included.

The focus of this year’s conference is ‘Outcomes and Impacts’ with a range of speakers being arranged to address this important area of horticultural therapy.

I attended the 1st conference in Pershore, Worcestershire last year and it was a very informative and educational event and if you are in two minds whether or not to attend this one I would urge you to do so, if you are a practising horticultural therapist or simply interested in the field.

The cost is £40 for members, £50 for non-members and £30 for students.

For more information please see the ASTHP website: http://asthp.org.uk/events/asthp-future-events/

Therapeutic Horticulture: Philosophy, Theory and Practice

On Wednesday July the 10th at Ashmoleam Museum, Oxford a workshop is being held by Dr. Dan O’Brien on therapeutic horticulture.

I have been kindly invited to speak alongside Dan O’Brien and Joe Sempik. My presentation will be about the practice of therapeutic horticulture in a health care setting.

The event is free and open to everyone who wishes to attend. Tea, coffee and biscuits are even provided.

For more information on the workshop and the agenda please visit the website: https://sites.google.com/site/therapeutichorticulture/home