Garden strategy was initiated and funded by the
Department of Human Services under the Go for Your
Life program. The aim was to encourage everyone,
including people with disabilities to grow vegetables,
herbs and fruit to eat.
During 2005 and
2006, the Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria
(HTAV) conducted workshops throughout Victoria to encourage
Community Residential Units (CRUs)
to participate in the Edible Garden project. Community
Residential Units provide supported accommodation to
people with a disability.
involved in providing advice, assistance and instructions on how to
create an edible garden to CRU Managers, staff and
The aim of the edible
gardens program was to enhance the health and
well-being of people with a disability through improved
nutrition, physical activity, increased social
interaction and an increased sense of achievement for
In 2013, the HTAV was involved in a
similar partnership with the City of Whittlesea to
encourage edible gardens to be established in CRUs.
HTAV worked with clients in their gardens to
expand their skills whilst enjoying the positive
benefits of working outside in the garden.
Click here to go to the
Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria website