Garden Therapy for Racialized Students

Identity, Currently Offered

While self-care can help with reducing the effects of stress, horticulture therapy (garden therapy) activities offer a fun and comforting way to achieve a similar outcome. 

What is Garden Therapy?

Horticulture therapy involves interacting with plants to aid in strengthening the body and mind. Although touching and feeling plants has been proven to boost moods and reduce stress, the full effects of horticulture therapy are best handled with the help of a professional therapist. You can pair the act of planting, maintaining, and harvesting with therapy concepts that cultivate personal growth and resiliency.

We invite racialized students to join us for our seasons of garden therapy, focused on planting, maintenance, and harvest.


Embark Sustainability's Burnaby Learning Garden
643A Science Rd, Burnaby, BC

(Meet by the hammer)


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Fall 2022 


  • Sept 19 - Appreciation For the Fruits/Veggies of my Labour
  • Sept 26 - Reaping the harvest: ways to celebrate
  • Oct 3 - Reaping the harvest: sustainability during winter
  • Oct 17 - Prepping the plot for winter: Clearing and cutting

Mondays | 4PM to 5PM


Embark Sustainability's Burnaby Learning Garden
643A Science Rd, Burnaby, BC

(Meet by the hammer)

Check out Upcoming Session for any updated times or changes to the sessions.

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About the Facilitators

Tricia-Kay Williams

Tricia-Kay Williams has a BA degree in Psychology from the York University in Toronto O.N. and an MA degree in Counselling Psychology at the Adler University in Vancouver B.C. Tricia has extensive experience counselling individuals and families and is skilled in treating: Trauma, Anxiety, Transitional/Career and Relational issues. She is also an active community and social services professional who worked for some years as a Residential Youth Worker. Tricia is an advocate for anti-racism that affects BIPOC individuals and consults with organizations to foster a more anti-racist approach. Tricia is the owner of a counselling practice called Metamorphose Counselling and is the host of a YouTube channel called Meta Transitions.