Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Have a green thumb? Work in health care? Love plants? Read on!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Do you work in health care, or are you interested in working in health care, AND have a green thumb? Maybe you just want an excuse to get your hands dirty? Becoming a Horticultural Therapist would allow you to connect to diverse populations in a wide variety of settings. Horticultural Therapy programs use plants and gardening to enhance emotional, physical, and mental well being. Come have some fun in the dirt with us! Presented by the Royal Botancial Gardens in Ontario, suitable for ages 14-99, and beyond! If you like plants, and want to hear about an exciting career, we want you to join us!

Participating libraries, please note: The craft involved requires supplies. Please make it clear to your patrons whether they have to bring their own, or whether you will be supplying them. In addition to the promotional poster, please find the list of supplies attached.

RISE-horticulture.pdf4.16 MB
Horticultural Therapist Activity double potting.docx181.82 KB

Book a VC

Please add Berry Creek Community Library to the list of libraries interested in the VC Have a Green Thumb? Work in Health Care? I forgot the proper way to book a VC, so there have been 2 requests sent by me to reserve this VC, sorry.