A gardening program is not limited to gardening itself. In this course, you will discover the endless possibilities of a gardening program, whether it is “getting your hands dirty” or reminiscing about a favorite childhood tree. You will learn about horticultural therapy and the mental, social, psychological, physical, and spiritual benefits plant-related activities provide. We will give you some keys to a successful gardening program through personal stories of working with seniors throughout the years. We also explore some of the reasons people give for not pursuing a gardening program and how to counter these arguments, and direct you to many resources to get your program “growing”.
This course has been pre-approved by the NCCAP.