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Four Seasons Gardening: Therapeutic Value of Nature

Four Seasons Gardening: Therapeutic Value of Nature
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Are you stressed from having to practice social distancing? Can’t go anywhere? Do anything? Spending time in nature can help soothe and heal. Join Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Mary M. Fischer, as she presents research-based studies in support of the healing powers of nature.

The Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series is one of the most popular horticulture programs offered by the Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Each season, the team hosts three live one-hour webinars delivered via Zoom. Webinars are free but registration is required and space is limited. Please click on the topics below to register. Webinars are held on select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. CT.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Nancy Kreith at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs. 

Other Four Seasons Gardening Sessions

January 19 | Fruit Tree PruningPruning fruit trees in late winter is a necessary task to reap the greatest benefit and yield from trees. Join University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Andrew Holsinger, as he presents a variety of pruning techniques for apples and other fruit trees.

March 9 | Adaptive GardeningThe 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. But how can people of different abilities adapt their garden space to suit their needs? Join Extension Horticulture Educator, Chris Enroth, as he discusses best practices for adapting your garden to accommodate age, mobility, or other means. Chris will also share 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 others.

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