Roman, Natalie & Stuart attending the Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference 2018

The Gardening Assistance (GA) team are travelling to the Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast at the end of October for the Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference.

The conference theme this year is:

“Going Public: encouraging therapeutic horticulture in public spaces”.

The theme could have been picked just for our 5 Senses Garden! With the garden going public early next year, Roman, Natalie & Stuart will be keen to learn as much as possible about using gardens to heal, educate and enjoy.

Click on the ‘Workshops & Events’ link below for more information about the conference.

Roman wins Westfield Burwood's Local Hero award!

We have a local hero in our midst. Well done Roman for being one of three successful 2018 Westfield Burwood Local Heroes. Roman was nominated for promoting social wellbeing and harmony in the community. Inner West Neighbour Aid has been awarded a $10,000 grant, which will go towards funding workshops and programs run from the 5 Senses Garden.

Source: https://www.westfield.com.au/burwood/story...

Where we are up to?

We are currently out in the community, meeting and consulting with future users of the garden and service providers who will benefit from this green community space. The team is also exploring potential sponsorship opportunities with like-minded partners.

The Focus Group

The Focus Group was a great success, with 47 attendees plus staff and volunteers. The group was able to come up with many ideas to help the garden. Many of our clients put forward amazing garden activity ideas such as; art projects, music performances, cooking demonstrations, as well as how to better tailor activities in the garden for sight and hearing challanged and less mobile clients.