Wouldn’t it be neat to blend the ancestry of your family and city with permaculture, native plants and horticultural therapy? You can! Thanabotany, an emerging subfield located somewhere between botany and horticulture, focuses on how people have used plants to deal with death and dying.
One application of Thanabotany is a tool called Grief Gardens. This approach to a garden factors in more than just gardening methodologies, it’s a multi-layered system that provides ways for you to honor your roots while embracing the present. Things like plant selection, permaculture, rituals, ancestry, honoring vs. appropriating and therapeutic benefits will be touched on. Attendees can expect to learn about a new approach to their local garden and their roots.