Saturday, September 15, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Autumn Joy: Body Mechanics That Make Garden Cleanup Easy

Take the stress and strain, aches and pains out of putting your garden to bed this fall. In this Sunday, September 15 participatory workshop explore proper body mechanics for raking, wheel barrowing, composting and mulching, along with joint protection techniques for bulb planting, pruning, digging and dividing. Determine how to choose the right ergonomic tool for the job and get nifty tips on winterizing them too! Learn to use a simple, effective and energizing stretching routine before the clean-up begins that will also keep you healthy all winter long and fit to garden next spring.

Carrie Whitelaw is a registered horticultural therapist with the American Horticultural Therapy Association who has practiced and taught horticultural therapy since 1998. She currently coordinates programs at The Unlimited Garden, an enabling garden created by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, NY, and operates True Nature Garden Works, a consulting business devoted to using gardening to promote health and wellness, cultivate creativity, and reconnect individuals with their own true nature.  $22 for BBG members, $27 for non members.  Sign up at www.berkshirebotanical.org.

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