July 12, 2013
9:30 amto12:30 pm

Gardening can be enjoyable and provide healthy exercise for all ages! Did you know there are garden tricks and ergonomic tools that can minimize strenuous activity and fatigue?   In this workshop on Friday, July 12, Irene Brady Barber will share tips and equipment to help gardeners maximize enjoyment, extend their mobility and support their general well-being. She will help you consider your abilities and limitations and how you can take them into account to modify your gardening technique to create a positive gardening experience for you and/or a loved one.

Irene Brady Barber is therapeutic horticulture coordinator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. With an academic and professional background in communications, human behavior, and horticulture, she 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.  She plans,tends and teaches in the accessible edible gardens in the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses.

This class, appropriate for all adults, is part of the new “Gardening Later in Life” series developed by Irene. 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. 

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

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