Horticulture Therapy: Practical work, investigations, and fieldwork stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and offer real-life opportunities for them to develop agricultural and horticultural skills, work collaboratively, and become confident, independent learners.
These pathways lead to careers as varied as farmhand, forestry worker, and florist. They can also lead to related fields such as packaging and food processing and marketing. Agricultural and horticultural science is not an end in itself – through it, members can gain educational and personal satisfaction and the incentive to become life-long learners.
Learning in agricultural and horticultural science develops students’ understanding of the interconnectedness of people, soils, plants, and animals; the ways in which agricultural and horticultural practices impact on the environment; and how good practices sustain or enhance the environment.
Through learning in agricultural and horticultural science, students also gain valuable, transferable skills in information and communications, and self-management.
Members will learn about enabling gardens, adaptive garden tools, and sensory gardens. As students progress, there will be an emphasis on transplanting, pruning, grooming, and watering of indoor and outdoor plants of various types. Members will enjoy developing cooperative social skills while working with each other in small and large groups while discovering the joys of nature.