(limited to 10 participants)
Horticultural therapy is a recreational healing modality that uses plants and the nature surrounding us to decrease stress and anxiety, and improve our focus, mood, and overall quality of life. Humans have an innate desire to be within nature that our fast-paced modern society has shied away from. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to better connect with plants and nature on a regular basis, which native plants have benefits for both ourselves as well as our local ecosystems, and we’ll participate in a mindfulness activity geared toward promoting gratitude for our immediate surroundings and ourselves. Join us for a relaxing wellness workshop and have fun learning about native plants!
Kate Irvine is a trained horticulturist and mixed media artist with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy from Temple University and a Bachelor of Art in Fine Art from Moore College of Art and Design. She has also had experience studying and working with medicinal herbs, and has cultivated a broad collection of native and ornamental shrubs and perennials for her own home garden. After working for a small farm in Bucks County, Redbud Native Plant Nursery in Media, and Ambler Arboretum at Temple University, Kate wanted to expand her focus and practices towards the healing modality of plants and nature for those who need it most. She is currently working to complete her horticultural therapy registration requirements and subsequent internship around the Greater Philadelphia area.
Event is free but registration is required: