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Palmetto Health invites gardening enthusiasts to attend a free Adaptive Gardening Seminar on Thursday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Each spring and fall Palmetto Health Richland’s Total Joint Center offers an interactive seminar designed for those whose gardening may be limited by physical disabilities such as injury or arthritis. The topic will be “Garden Design” and will feature speakers Lauren Duncan, Historic Columbia Foundation horticulturist, and Rebecca Terry, Total Joint Center occupational therapist.
Gardening is one of the most popular national pastimes and can be enjoyed by almost everyone, whether young or old, weak or strong, able-bodied or handicapped. It can be a vigorous activity or a sedentary one. As gardeners grow older or physical abilities change, they may need a little help to continue to make their garden grow.
“Just because someone has difficulty moving doesn’t mean that they have to stop gardening,” said Iris Smith, director of Palmetto Health Richland Total Joint Center. “Gardening can become enjoyable again by using the right tools and techniques.”
For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).