NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

This blog shows my activities and other people's initiatives. There are also articles that have been contributed.
The photo shows the garden in early May 2013


page 1 A bit about the author of the blog.







 A bit about the author of the blog.
Born in London. Emigrated to Israel just as he was about to turn 16. Lived in Israel for 22 years. He became a Kibbutz member and fulfilling the various obligations of a citizen. Worked mainly in agriculture though in the latter years also took up working with children with learning difficulties. Initially organized volunteers to train a brain damaged child according to the delacato method and then spent a year teaching in a school which was established on the Kibbutz. Pupils were taught on a one to one basis.
During the time on the Kibbuz he visited the USA and spent four months there. Part of that time was spent working voluntarily in a home for adults who were mentally ill and/or had a learning difficulty.
On his return to the UK. he worked in care with the elderly and other disabled people. The editor  went on to study for two years in Hull at Humberside Polytechnic gaining a teaching diploma in teaching adults with learning difficulties. He went onto work for Mencap and then a daycentre where he established a horticultural project for adults with learning difficulties. During this time he received regular input from a recognized RHS horticulturalist and RHS examiner. Vegetables were grown and sold.  During this time he also, together with another colleague and a volunteer counsellor established a group therapy centre for adults with learning difficulties. This was closed after three year as it was becoming too much of an effort to run two projects The editor of this blog has an advanced diploma in counselling and a certificate in lifecoaching and level 1 in Reiki therapy
The editor , now retired, is married, enjoys cultivating their garden which has a fishpond, rockery and tropical area. He also cultivates two allotment plots, dabbles occasionally in bonsai, trains in the taiji system (see www.taiji.net  recommended to go to 'free videos) and Pakwa, works voluntarily in gardening activities, at a local school. He is also provides assistance to beginners in vegetable growing. The editor also enjoys various other recreational activities such as reading, film, theatre etc., likes Bruce Springsteen, folk music particularly Klezma. The Editor also takes a strong in politicsPhoto
 

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