Benefits of Workshops, Beyond the Obvious
I realize the idea of playing with dirt doesn’t sound too appealing. The last time I made a mud patty was close to 30 years ago, when playing outside in the mud was highly encouraged. Most likely my mom’s desperate idea to get us out of her hair, and mud is a pretty safe toy.
Nonetheless, our workshops are so much more than a play date at the dirt pile. The physical act of working with your hands, being creative and gathering socially with like-minded folk is better than any therapist session, in my opinion.
Why We Offer Workshops
We recognize the need to step away from the computer and take a casual stroll amongst the fresh greenery and flowering plants. This is a daily routine for many of us at Salisbury Greenhouse. And a daily reminder of the many benefits:
The mind is instantly clearer. The greenhouse’s “open” ceiling seems to open to the sky and opens one’s mind to flush out any chaos. The sun’s rays give an immediate boost of vitamins and energy to carry on with the day.
Our senses are engaged. And in turn, our brain is engaged. The fresh scents of flowers and soil have a way of grounding our soul and igniting our awareness. The overabundance of oxygen from the working houseplants will fill your lungs with motivation.
It’s an illusion of spring. The warmth of our greenhouse in the middle of a Canada winter is a godsent and works to combat seasonal depression, as we’ve mentioned before.
We’re less likely to smack a co-worker. I kid, I kid. But the reality of life is there are moments when a good “walk in the park” puts perspective to any situation. Even a tense one.
Plus, we get our “steps” in. I know you’re counting. Every. Day.
We want to share this greenhouse goodness with you. And what better way to enjoy our space than playing in the dirt like the 6 year old child you once were and creating a piece of living art unique to you and full of memories.
This is why we have workshops.
Easy Living Projects
If you’re geared up for a group activity, basking in the warmth of our greenhouse, but not quite sure your green thumb is up for the task, we hear you. Succulents are easy to love, easy to care for and we have a couple classes that’ll satisfy your urge for a living centrepiece.
Like show-n-tell at school, these workshops will have you bragging to all your friends.
Projects for Growing Patience
Mini-gardening is quite therapeutic, especially when it’s tabletop friendly. Master your skills on a micro level with one of our workshops themed for tiny details.
This is just the beginning, folks.
We have a full lineup of workshops for the 2019 year. Scout them out, bring your friends — heck, bring your kids! .It’s an activity for all to enjoy and benefit from.