April 12, 2013
9:30 amto12:30 pm

Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying and healthful gardening activities.  In this workshop on Friday, April 12, Irene will show you how to create or find garden beds to accommodate those with diminishing upper-body strength or mobility.  She will show the advantages of raised gardens, made of different materials, with different dimensions based on individual spaces. The class will also help you make vegetable and herb selection based on water needs, root depths, maintenance, harvest time and more.  Irene will lead the group through the raised beds of the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses for ideas and inspiration.

With an academic and professional background in communications, human behavior, and horticulture, Irene is presently working to complete a professional certification in the field of horticultural therapy, which is the focus of much of her teaching at the Gardens.

This class, appropriate for all adults, is part of the new “Gardening Later in Life” series developed by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ therapeutic horticulture coordinator, Irene Brady Barber. Each class focuses on practical, realistic options you can implement in your own garden space, whether small or expansive, so you can continue to garden long into the future.  Staff horticulturists Diane Walden and Dick Zieg will each step in to lead a class, with Irene’s help, in their areas of expertise.

Where:       Bosarge Family Education Center
Price:          $30 members, $37 nonmembers – Use “Purchase Tickets” button below
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