2021 Winter Seminars

2021 Winter Seminars: Forest Gardening for Well-being; Mind, Body and Ecology Coming Together

We at NFGS feel strongly about the potential of forest gardens to improve wellbeing, and in our winter seminars we are exploring the potential of forest gardens in healthcare settings.

We will hold four seminars; a complementary series but each one also stands alone. 

Join for as many as you like!

Signup here: forms.gle/Z5fBtJCaf3psvZTG8 

If you enjoy any of the sessions, please consider making a donation to help support our work or join up as a member!

Format

  • 19.30 – 21.00
  • 1 hour speakers/input
  • 30 min breakout room discussion

Speakers to be announced

Themes

Seminar 1 (20th January)

Green Social Prescribing and Forest Gardens

Why Forest Gardens are great for well-being. Horticulture therapy, salutogenic effects of green social prescribing. The added benefits of forest gardens within this context.

Sharing experience from practitioners/prescribers.

Seminar 2 (27th January)

‘Healthy’ health environments: using land in healthcare facilities for forest gardens and well-being.

The business case for it: The ‘Why’

Examples of where it’s been done: The ‘How’

Seminar 3 (3rd February)

Designing and Delivering Forest Gardens for Well-Being

Being deliberate about designing for well-being.

Designing for vulnerable people

Designing considerations in a public space. 

Seminar 4 (10th February)

Open discussion building on themes drawn out from previous seminars.

This will have a different format, and we will be asking people to let us know what they would bring to discuss if they wish to attend, as we want all attendees to be active participants and contributors!


Watch our 2020 Summer Seminar Series on Forest Gardening for free!