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Garden classes at Glenmont Abbey Village

Glenmont’s new independent senior living community for adults 55 and older has teamed up with Capital Roots to offer four one-hour gardening workshops in the gardens at Glenmont Abbey Village, 7 Thomas Cole  Drive, in  July, August and September. The workshops,  part of the village’s Senior Umbrella Network program, cover a variety of topics and are open to residents and the general public.

Capital Roots, a local non-profit which provides nutritional and horticultural education in the Capital Region through outreach and community gardening projects, will  conduct the workshops, which include:

July 13, 10:30 a.m., “Organic Gardening for Happy Plants and a Healthy Garden”:  Learn about maintaining plant health, growing a healthier garden using simple and sensible organic gardening methods, extending  growing season, and more.

July 27, 10:30 a.m., “Maximizing Your Garden”: Discuss steps to planning a garden that will flourish in limited space, how to prepare your soil, and how to create the ideal garden layout.

Aug. 10, 11 a.m., “Solutions to Common Garden Pests and Diseases”:  Learn how to identity crucial signs that indicate the presence of common garden pests and diseases and the necessary actions to prevent pest-damage.

Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. , “Winterizing Your Garden” : Covers soil remediation, protecting perennial plants, and techniques that will help improve soil fertility and plant health.

To  reserve a place, call Glenmont Abbey Village at 888-892-2177, or visit http://www.glenmontabbeyvillage.com and http://www.capitalroots.org for  information.

Gloria Mazure

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Boomer & Senior Resources is dedicated to empowering area seniors, their caregivers and healthcare professionals to obtain the knowledge and resources needed to provide quality care for an aging relative, friend or patient.

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