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As a community environment park and urban farm, located on the banks of the Merri Creek wildlife corridor on Wurundjeri land, CERES provides a unique location for individuals to spend time immersed in nature and caring for both plants and themselves.

CERES has a long history, of working with diverse clients, understanding their varied needs and goals, supporting rehabilitation, promoting wellbeing and building confidence and connection.

The CERES’ Therapeutic Horticulture Groups are for a maximum of 8 participants and are led by a Facilitator experienced in delivering Therapeutic Horticulture activities designed to support mental health and wellbeing, in a community setting.

The group will meet weekly 10.00am to 2.00pm for 11-weeks on Tuesdays commencing 30th July, 2024. Participants can join for just one or more program.

July Program:
30 July
06, 13, 20, 27 Aug
03, 10, 17, 24 Sept
01, 08 Oct

There are also programs commencing in October 2024.

Fees for an 11 week block are $749 (incl. GST)
We encourage you to contact us via adultlearning@ceres.org.au to express your interest and explore whether the program is right for you or your client.

Quotes from previous CERES program participants:
“I felt held”
“It was a transformative experience”
“an incredible experience filled with personal growth”
“it helped me reintegrate into the world”

Activities
  • Growing, nurturing and harvesting plants/crops.
  • Guided walks along the Merri Creek
  • Nature art and craft
  • Supported opportunities to connect with other individuals, programs and social enterprises across the site.
Outcomes
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Increased skills in both plant and self-care
  • Improved confidence and self-awareness
  • Connection with others and nature
Meet your facilitator

Shani Shafrir is a therapeutic horticulture practitioner who holds qualifications in Community Services, Horticulture and Permaculture. She is passionate about the benefits of therapeutic horticulture and has worked with diverse clients both individually and in groups with a strong focus on supporting wellbeing and mental health through gardening and connection with nature.

What to bring and expect


What should I bring?

  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Gardening gloves
  • Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
  • Lunch (onsite options available) and water bottle

What should I wear?

  • Casual clothing (Warning: This might get messy)
Terms and Conditions

See our refund policy and terms & conditions here.

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