Tea ‘n’ Tales Summer 2016 Schedule

The Guelph Enabling Garden is pleased to again host the Guelph Guild of Storytellers for their 6th season of “Tea n’ Tales” at the Garden in Riverside Park on Friday mornings at 10:30 starting July 1st. Bring a lawn chair and a reusable mug for tea or lemonade to enjoy these wonderful storytellers. Free admission, but donations are welcome.

July 1: James Gordon
July 8: Adwoa Badoe
July 15: Brad Woods and Michael Dougherty
July 22: Doug Larson
July 29: Donna McCaw
Aug 5: Brenda Lewis
Aug 12: Jan Sherman
Aug 19: Jay Wilson and Ann Estill
Aug 29: Elizabeth Matson

In addition, Guild stalwarts Sya VanGeest, Brian Holstein and Beve Matson will drop-in as storytellers and MCs.

Annual Plant Sale

It’s time again for our annual Spring Plant Sale! We’ll have a large variety of plants available and knowledgable gardeners on hand to answer any questions you may have. All proceeds will be going right back into the running of the garden.

WHEN: Saturday May 28th
TIME: 9am – 2pm
WHERE: at the Guelph Water Works – 29 Waterworks Place, Guelph (off of York Road)

Plant Donations Welcome! If you have any plants you’d like to donate from your garden, please pot them up label with type and colour (popsicle sticks work well) and drop them off at 29 Waterworks Place on Friday, May 27 between 6:30 and ­ 7:30 p.m. ­ If you need your plants picked up, please call Wendy at 519­-831-­5419

Lesley Fleming: “HT Programs that Excite, Excel and Engage”

On June 18th 2015, the Guelph Enabling Garden was pleased and honoured to host Lesley Fleming, a world-renouned Horticultural Therapist. In a full day session, bringing together professionals from across the therapy spectrum, Lesley shared her invaluable experiences with hort-therapy in a global context. It was wonderful to see that horticultural therapy is a growing field and that it is being implemented all across the world in truly engaging and creative ways. When the focus is so heavily on the local, as it is with the Guelph Enabling Garden, it is a nice reminder that there are other communities across Canada, across the planet, who are also working to better their communities and find new, holistic ways to better the community and the individual.

Below is the summary article of her presentation, also available as downloadable PDF.

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