Using gardening to help disabled people
This section has publications which will help you use gardening in your work with disabled people.
There is the option to become a Friend and Member of Thrive and receive copies of GrowthPoint, Thrive's journal of social and therapeutic horticulture.
You can also choose from a range of publications which will give you ideas and information on the practical ways in which gardening can help disabled people.
If you regularly use gardening in your work with disabled people, you might be interested in buying copies of Thrive briefing sheets which cover subjects such as sensory gardens, careers in social and therapeutic horticulture, through to risk assessment and an introduction to quality assessment.
These A4 briefing sheets, written by Thrive, cover subjects such as sensory gardens, careers in social and therapeutic horticulture, through to risk assessment and an introduction to quality assessment.
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Growth Point Magazine
GrowthPoint is Thrive's quarterly journal which focuses on using social and therapeutic horticulture and working with disabled people. The lastest edition is available for £7.50 plus postage. PLEASE NOTE: Growthpoint is provided free of charge to Thrive Members, Membership costs £30 a year.
Setting up and running a volunteer garden advisors scheme
Called Creating Gardening Independence, this is a practical guide to recruiting and training volunteer garden advisors who will then be able to support disabled or older people gardening at home.
Information pack - back to basics
This set of worksheets is designed to be used when teaching key gardening skills and basic horticultural skills to people of all ages who have a learning disability, but occupational therapists and those working with children will also find them useful.
This month-by-month guide to using gardening activities in schools will be helpful to teachers and horticultural therapists working with children of all ages. It will also be of use and interest to parents and carers gardening with children at home.