Workshop Description

Changing how we garden means we can continue enjoy all the health and environmental benefits of a garden as we age or our physical circumstances change.

Why is that when we finally have time to work on our gardens, our bodies tell us to slow down or our physical circumstances change.  Changing a gardens’ design and some of our gardening practices means we can continue to enjoy all the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits from a garden even as our own capability changes.

Workshop Duration

  • Up to 1 ½ hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • Why keep/start gardening (at any age!)
  • Garden design, maintenance and safety tips for garden enjoyment
  • Where and how to access community resources

Topics Covered

  • Health benefits of gardening (body, mind, soul)
  • Garden design for active ageing
  • Small is beautiful – containers and patio gardens
  • Plant choice for low maintenance
  • Managing gardens in hard times (weather, health)
  • Gardening safely – ergonomics and health
  • Community resources

What is Provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed for printing and handing out at the class

What is Provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies of notes and handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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