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Horticulture Therapy Workshop to feature accessible gardens

  • Published Friday, May 10, 2013, at 3:04 p.m.

A Horticulture Therapy Workshop on June 5 at the Extension Center will help people develop and expand gardening for those who have physical or mental challenges.

Candice Shoemaker, professor of horticulture and human health at K-State, will be the keynote speaker at the workshop, which will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 before May 15, and $50 after.

The event will cover the science and practice of horticulture therapy and how it is practiced in an accessible home garden. It is meant to help therapists, teachers and others who work with people who have physical or mental challenges, both children and adults. There will be sessions on accessible gardening and growing plants from cuttings, and break-out sessions on sensory gardening or growing vegetables.

There will also be tours of two accessible gardens.

See the schedule and register online at horttherapyworkshop.eventbrite.com or call Marcia at 316-660-0138. The Extension Center is at 21st and Ridge Road. The conference is sponsored by the Sedgwick County Extension and Master Gardeners.

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