Interaction with nature and gardening have been shown to actively improve both mental and physical health measures in people with a wide variety of health issues, from clinical depression to post-operative pain and to patients with severe chronic illness, injuries and pain. These improvements have been demonstrated over and over in the form of reduced stress hormones, improved pain scores, shortened hospital stays, electrical activity in the brain, and more.
But gardening in the face of disabilities can also seem daunting or even impossible, and many people who might benefit from time in the garden feel that they cannot manage their own landscape successfully. This class will cover a wide variety of techniques, tools and strategies to help you overcome your health obstacles and reap the many medical and emotional benefits of caring for your own growing space.
Wednesday, April 15th at 6:00 pm MST