BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Four Seasons Gardening program with University of Illinois Extension continues with their third webinar of their exciting fall series with the session titled, Gardening as Therapy. This series is offered twice — first at 1:30 p.m.on Tuesday, October 3 and again at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 5 from the comfort of your own home!
The therapeutic benefits of gardening have been documented since ancient times but there has been a recent upswing in the interest for therapeutic gardening and horticulture. Join Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Hart, as she discusses what exactly therapeutic gardening is and is not. We will also explore how you can be successful in helping yourself, as well as others, to enjoy the art of gardening at home or in institutions like schools, assisted living facilities, and more. You can look forward to various tips for success and examples of activities will be shared.
There is no cost to getting involved and enjoying these webinars. All that is required is pre-registration at go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars. Registration will get you program instructions and materials needed for this specific program. Also, do not forget that recorded videos of these sessions can later be viewed again following the program at go.illinois.edu/fourseasonsrecordings.
For more information on these webinars or upcoming Horticulture programs throughout University of Illinois Extension, please contact us at the McLean County Extension Office at (309) 663-8306.
— Brittnay Haag
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
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