Research + consultation.
We believe in participatory and collaborative research done alongside research participants in a way that privilege the voices of program participants through ethical and person-centred appropriate data collection and analysis methods.
We love to take creative approaches to research including using photos to capture experiences, unstructured interviews and “walk alongs”, observations and mind mapping. Our aim is to ensure a depth of understanding within the experiences and opinions of research participants.
We specialise in ethical and accessible methods for children and people with cognitive disability.
We can be wrangled into doing a questionnaire, but only if we feel it’s in the best interest of the project and the participants.
Ensuring validity in our findings through collaborative data analysis and accessible knowledge exchange is critical to our work.
We make sure our findings are clear, easy to understand and accessible to everyone, especially to those who the research is about. This is especially important when working with children and people with disability, but it’s also an ethos we apply to all of our work.
Whether you want to build a new gardening program, formalise your existing therapeutic activities into a written program or simply have it evaluated, we’re happy to lend our expertise.
We can consult on design; plant choice; material use; program structure, accessibility and inclusivity; activities and processes. We will provide a user-friendly and accessible report with recommendations based on evidence-based best practice.
We are happy to also advocate for the therapeutic benefits of gardening for wellbeing and belonging on your behalf, provide evidence for funding submissions or approval boards.