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Online Program

Online Lecture: Why Gardening is Good for Humans

Program No. 24577RJ
Join us on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the therapeutic benefits of gardening.
Length
1 hour
Rating
New
Starts at
25

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Join Horticultural Therapist Irene Brady Barber from Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to learn about the nurturing value plants have on people. From the process of digging in the soil with either a trowel or your bare hands to the aromatic responses stimulating cognitive activity and memory recognition, let us uncover and explore why gardening is so good for humans, especially with ergonomic tools or with universal accessibility. Learn what you can do outdoors and indoors to reap the therapeutic benefits from plants. Irene will use the virtual setting of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to illustrate the opportunities you can employ at your own home or work place.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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Irene Brady Barber
Irene Brady Barber is a horticulturist, landscape designer, and Registered Horticultural Therapist pursuing a passion for connecting people to plants. She manages the Horticultural Therapy Program and the Adult Education Program for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. Upon completing degrees in human behavior and then plant and soil sciences, she began designing landscapes professionally in 2007. She continues to consult and design for clients under her business, Greenscapes Design LLC. A lifetime experiential student, Irene appreciates learning from the many cultures she explores.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Irene Brady Barber is a horticulturist, landscape designer, and Registered Horticultural Therapist pursuing a passion for connecting people to plants. She manages the Horticultural Therapy Program and the Adult Education Program for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. Upon completing degrees in human behavior and then plant and soil sciences, she began designing landscapes professionally in 2007. She continues to consult and design for clients under her business, Greenscapes Design LLC. A lifetime experiential student, Irene appreciates learning from the many cultures she explores.





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