SIT - Health and Wellbeing Friday 31 August 2018
After lunch we had a group of students from the Southern Institute of Technology, studying in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) Programme. This group came to the community nursery to explore being in nature and how this links to wellness. We went for a walk through the orchard, looked at the vege gardens and worm farm and went on the bush walk past the 20-25 year old plantings and into the mature kahikatea swamp forest to soak up the grandeur of 400 year old trees. This was great to get a sense of why we do what we do in the nursery…to grow trees to plant out, to grow into forests that give us the experiences that existing areas of remnant forests do. Linda also came over to the Nature Centre and gave her perspectives on the benefits of nature for physical and mental wellbeing. We also talked about Bushy Point reserve – what is happening at this site with rehabilitation/restoration and conservation of the local natural environment. Their next visit we will do some hands-on experience of nursery life.
Bronwyn and Chris
Posted on: 05 September 2018