Vegepod Community Programs

Vegepod, in a formal collaboration with Southern Cross University and the Australian Federal Government, researched the therapeutic benefits of gardening in a range of settings including: preschools, schools, disability services, aged care, social housing, + physical and mental health rehabilitation services.

The research and use of Vegepods in these settings has meant the programs developed now ensure those who may not normally have access to growing their own food, get growing, whilst also receiving all the benefits of therapeutic horticulture! The programs cater for all gardening levels and gardener ages, in any cirucmstance, in any location.

Tapping into the enormous knowledge around therapeutic gardening, the programs are evidence-based, person-focussed and wellbeing centred. The benefits of gardening on an individual and societal level are immense and well known. They include lowering anxiety, lessening social isolation, building skills and bringing people together.

Vegepod were proud co-hosts and major sponsors of the 2018 Annual Therapeutic Horticulture Conference, which showcased the best programs and research in this burgeoning field.

To find out more about our programs, or discuss a potential research collaboration, please contact 

Southern Cross University Program

Vegepod's universal design makes gardening accessible and safe for everyone