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Episode 32: Pruning Day and Music Therapy

While many gardens shut down over the winter season, the University of Melbourne's Burnley Campus is helping to inform gardeners about how best to prepare their gardens for a bountiful spring with Annual Pruning Day.  Visions also looks at the Music Therapy course offered at the University, and how it is helping sick children cope with the experience of being in hospital.

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Burnley Pruning Day:
During winter, our plants need to be in the best condition to cope with the cold, and to produce a bountiful crop of fruit and flowers when Spring returns.  To inspire gardeners, the University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus is holding their Annual Pruning Day on Saturday the 19th of July.

Booking for workshops is essential so please call 9250 6800. For more information on any of the activities for Pruning Day or courses at Burnley visit http://www.fobg.org.au or http://www.horticulture.unimelb.edu.au/.

Making Music, Being Well:
Being in hospital can be a very stressful, unpleasant time for sick children, their families and carers.  The role of music therapists is to draw on the natural wellness inside us all to help us cope with difficult circumstances.

Information about the music therapy program at the University of Melbourne can be found at http://www.music.unimelb.edu.au/courses/therapy.html.

Making Music Being Well website:


Burnley Pruning Day:
Produced by Nerissa Hannink
Camera by Clive Banfield and Simon Imberger
Editing by Rob Cross
With thanks to Michele Adler and Andrew Smith

Making Music, Being Well:
Produced by Katherine Smith
Camera by Clive Banfield
Editing by Rob Cross
With thanks to Dr Helen Shoemark and the music therapy team at the RCH, Melbourne; Astrid Notarangelo and her jammers; Silvia Dropulich and Charlie-the-charmer.

Thanks to Nicole Scott and the Melbourne University Musician’s Agency, which works with students to enhance professional performance opportunities by organising musicians for events, festivals and other projects.  Find out more at: http://www.music.unimelb.edu.au/agency/index.html