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Healthy Living on a Lean Budget

Posted on 04/27/18 by JT Marek

Although this year’s spring has been colder, it’s still a good time to start a garden. Two AARP workshops on May 3 and 24 are your chance to discover the basics of container gardening and herb gardening. Led by Liz Campanella, co-owner of Uprooted Gardens, and open to gardening novices and experts alike, these two hour sessions provides information on how to create a sustainable container garden.

Gardening offers benefits to people from all walks of life. Herbs and vegetables provide great nutritional value. Depending on the time of year, however, the cost of herbs and vegetables can certainly add up. Having your own garden allows you to grow your favorite herbs and vegetables for the fraction of the cost. 

If herbs and vegetables have never been a staple in your diet, it could be time to reconsider your eating habits. The benefits are just too good to pass up.

Gardening is also a great way to be active and a fine excuse to be out in the sun. Gardening let’s you see the fruit of your labors. It conveys a sense of accomplishment and tangible proof of our efforts.

A daily routine of gardening also presents a prime opportunity to be self-reflective and mindful. Taking time to exist in the present has been linked to improve cognition and reduce anxiety.

So if eating healthier and being more active and mindful appeals to you, gardening could be the right choice. Liz Campanella’s gardening courses will teach you how to be healthier without breaking the bank. To reserve your spot, register for the May 3 event on container gardening and the May 24 event on growing herbs.

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