Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Little Garden 'Releaf'; Expert Opinion from Total Gardens withPaul Worland

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Little Garden 'Releaf'; Expert Opinion from Total Gardens withPaul Worland

Article excerpt

BECAUSE we believe that the nursery and garden industry is in a unique position to help in the treatment of depression and anxiety, garden centres around Australia have partnered with Beyondblue this weekend to raise funds for Beyondblue and the awareness of these diseases.

I'm sure we all know someone who has been affected by depression or anxiety.

Here's what's happening at Total Gardens:

Mini Gardeners

We will have sessions for Mini Gardeners involving kids planting a vegetable or flower seedling to take home and grow, and all we are asking for is a gold coin donation to Beyondblue.

Today and Sunday 10am to 2pm

Treasure hunt in the nursery for the kids

Balloons for the kids

Beyondblue wrist bands $5.

Pet Fancy Dress Competition (must be blue)

Bring your loved pet along (on a lead/leash) and we will take a photo and judge a winner. And of course there is a prize - each pet will have to make a gold coin donation for Beyondblue.

Thumbs Up for Beyondblue - Blue nail polish to all we can convince to wear it. This has been so much fun, check our guys on Facebook.

Raffle in store, come and get a ticket and all proceeds go to Beyondblue.

Total Gardens will have a potting station where you can pot up your purchases on the weekend with premium potting mix and all we are asking is a Gold Coin donation for Beyondblue.

At the Totally Coffee CafA[c], cupcakes and "blue treats" with all proceeds to Beyondblue plus a dollar from every cup of coffee or tea sold.

Help fight depression and anxiety and come along and have fun with us.

We will have heaps of fun photos up on the website (totalgardens.com.au) and check us out on Facebook. While you're browsing, have a look at gardenreleaf.com.au.

I said at the outset that garden centres are in a unique position to help in the fight against depression and anxiety, this excerpt from a paper by Robin Jacobs, who holds a master's degree in counselling psychology, helps explain why. …

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