Garden club talk on restorative gardens

On May 15, 2017 the Bowen Island Garden club welcomes Shelagh Smith, HTR, MAEEC, a professional gardener, horticultural therapist and ecological educator. Shelagh will share her experiences in designing restorative gardens and knowledge about “nature engagement” as a research-based healthcare practice.

This interactive slide show presentation will teach us how we can apply simple daily nature engagement strategies to improve mood, fire up creativity and live a happier life.  Shelagh will discuss how nature improves the way we function and the way we feel in the places we live, work and learn. She will provide us with tips on designing gardens and choosing plants to create and/or improve health and well- being. Shelagh will also discuss how the profession of horticultural therapy has been successful in applying these strategies in both healthcare and social settings such as hospitals and schools.

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Please join us at the Legion on May 15, 2017 at 1 PM for this inspiring and educational presentation. She will reaffirm what many of you already experience and know about gardening and hopefully add to your repertoire of strategies to augment your health and well-being in the garden or from the abundance of nature we are blessed with on Bowen. 

Entry for garden club members is free, guests are $3.00

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