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Gardening for Wellness: Part 1 – The Physical and Mental Health Benefits

April 22 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am EDT

In this two-part series, Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and Master Food Volunteers will explore our evolving understanding of the benefits of gardening to physical and mental well-being and demonstrate how to prepare tasty and nutritious food with easy to grow ingredients.

Since ancient times, the therapeutic benefits of gardening and connecting with nature have been recognized, but only in recent times scientific data have been available to support this. In Part 1 of this series, Extension Master Gardeners Tricia Rodgers and Anne Wilson will discuss how gardening has been used throughout history to promote health and healing, and how participants can reap both the physical and mental health benefits of digging in the dirt.

After you RSVP,

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  • You will receive an additional email with the Zoom link & password and any additional materials 12 hours prior to the class.

Note new registration deadline! Registration closes the day before the event begins at 8 p.m.
If you can’t join us for a live online presentation, video recordings of the sessions are posted to the Master Gardener Virtual Classroom.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Arlington County Cooperative Extension five days prior to the event at 703-228-6400 or *TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours (8:00 am–5:00 pm) to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.

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