My seed, or should we call it an idea, seeded in the mind of an ambitious young woman….
In 2001, Danée Jensen completed a Business Administration certificate at Camosun College in Victoria, B.C., and in 2004, she began working with local landscapers and estate maintenance gardeners. Paying careful attention to her mentors, Danée started planning her own business, learning from her teachers and refining her own design approach.
In 2005, she launched Inventing Eden Landscapes and completed her certification as a Horticultural Technician at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Where she is now a member and contributes to their funding by way of donation.
Since 2005 , Danée and Inventing Eden Landscapes have designed and installed gardens for clients across Greater Victoria, on Saltspring Island, and in the Lower Mainland. Danée works with established contractors to ensure a high level of quality and service.
Danée Jensen continues to educate herself in horticulture and design. Adding services such as Horticulture therapy, Therapeutic horticulture programs, Permaculture consulting, and Restorative garden design. She is a member of the Canadian Horticulture Therapy Association, and is also holds a membership with the UK Association known as THRIVE.
The use of Horticulture as a therapy is Danée’s passion. You will soon find her at any number of Vancouver Island’s Community centres hosting programs. Meet her through her private practise, or as a wellness consultant and Restorative and Therapeutic Garden designer.
Danée is also in the process of creating a series of workshops following the principles of Horticulture Therapy while using practises and activities commonly used in HT programs,. She plans to host early education programs, and is currently involved in local community action campaigns set out to get our residents out into our beautiful natural surroundings.
Stay tuned for Events and Announcements regarding Danée progress and steps towards these goals over the next year. Witness the role reversal depicted in Danée’s blogs as she takes the role of the patient rather than the care giver she is training to become.
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