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Get Healthy in the Garden Series

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 31, 2021 at 6 pm

Did you know that planting and tending a garden is a great way to boost morale, relieve stress/anxiety and reduce cortisol levels (stress hormone)? In addition, between walking, moving bags of soil, weeding and raking, gardening can also provide a nice workout!  

New to gardening? Not sure where to start? Looking for advice on your garden? Join WOW! in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulture professionals and educators to provide you with the right tools to get your garden growing this year. 

WOW! will host three Get Healthy in the Garden series in 2021:

  • 4/26/21 at 6pm - Spring garden planning (review pre-recorded episodes: 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • 6/29/21 at 6pm - Best practice summer garden tips: weeding, watering and identify potential plant disease. Please review pre-recorded episodes: 5, 6 and 7 prior to the session.  Click here to submit your questions.
  • 8/31/21 at 6pm - Discover how to reap your harvest: preserving produce, proper garden ergonomics, prepare for winter.  Please review pre-recorded episodes: 8, 9 and 10 prior to the session. Click here to submit your questions.

During the panel discussion, we will discuss content from the pre-recorded episodes and have a robust question & answer session. Learn tips and tricks as you tend to your garden this year even if you have a small patio and create a small container garden or if you have a large back yard garden, there is a way to nurture nature as a fantastic stress reliever. 

Employees who attend the full session will be entered into a raffle for:
4/26/21 - one of three garden tool sets
6/29/21 - one of four composting kits
8/31/21 - one of four vacuum food sealer machine 

Employees that attend will also receive Virgin Pulse points for participating.

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