Vegepod Community Programs

Vegepod has entered a formal collaboration with Southern Cross University and the Australian government to research the therapeutic benefits of gardening in a range of settings including: social housing, preschools, schools, physical and mental health rehabilitation services, disability services and aged care.

The ultimate goal of the research and programs that will be developed from it are to ensure those who may not normally have access to growing their own food, get growing! The programs cater for all gardening levels and gardener ages.

Tapping into the enormous knowledge around therapeutic gardening, the programs are evidence-based, person-focussed and wellbeing centred. The benefits of gardening on an individual and societal level are immense and well known. They include lowering anxiety, lessening social isolation, building skills and bringing people together.

Vegepod are also proud to co-host the 2018 Annual Therapeutic Horticulture Conference, in October 2018 on the Gold Coast, showcasing the best programs and research in this burgeoning field.

We will also be demonstrating our KindyGarden (preschool aged) program at the Early Childhood Australia National Conference (19-22 September 2018, Sydney)

To find out more about our programs, or discuss a potential research collaboration,  please contact simon@vegepod.com.au or
 kate.neale@scu.edu.au

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