Hortykims OT workshop

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Introductions and Welcome to L block

  • Meet Kim and Kari at Polygrow Nursery which is on Parry Street West ( behind L block on 100 Anzac Ave.)
  • Icebreaker and introductions.Icebreakers can help build strong, effective teams and forge connections /name recall when groups are together for one off activities.
  • Tour of L block and Permagrow Permaculture Garden include toilets, common room and assembly area in case of emergency and point out emergency flip charts.

Health and Safety is Everbody's Business

  • Wear appropriate footwear to protect your feet and you will be standing a wee bit so it is important to wear comfortable shoes that would protect your feet from tools accidentally falling on them or hot liquid.
  • Otago Polytechnic has a hazard register for every department and it is important for staff and students to be aware of the potential hazards associated with the teaching and learning in your area.If you identify a hazard please let a staff member know as soon as is possible.

Learning Outcomes for the Horticulture Workshops

The purpose of these workshops is to provide students with an experience of completing an activity/occupation that is unfamiliar or challenging. From this experience students will reflect on what it meant for them, why others engage in these occupations, and what is required to complete their activity in terms of equipment ,materials,knowledge,venue and related costs.Students are not expected to become experts in what they learn in their chosen workshops nor do they have to be able to pass that teaching/learning on, the goal is that the student thinks about the complexity of meaning and purpose in occupations and how this is a central consideration when they work with others where engagement in occupation maybe both a means or ends of therapy.

Practical Sessions may include all or some of the following unfamiliar or challenging activities

  • Introduction to permaculture design and what is “The Living Campus”
  • Flax weaving
  • Creating photographs of plants using a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide.
  • Jewellery
  • It is said that Tāne-māhuta recruited the Patupaiarehe to help plant the forest trees. As the first of the healing plants to be planted, Tāne imbued the healing qualities of all other plants in the kawakawa, and in doing so bestowed upon it pride of place among our rongoā rākau.Students will learn how to make a simple Kawa kawa balm
  • Seed sowing
  • Container planting
  • Students will enjoy a break in their four hour workshop with a Tea Party where we stop for a cuppa and enjoy store bought herbal teas and some herbs from our Living Campus edible gardens which will include sampling lemon balm tea

Hand outs

Kim will hand out information/pamphlets/internet sites so students can take home information that is relevant to their workshop. James Sunderland will also post on Moodle.