Learn to Garden for Your Health
Primary Care and Nutrition Services at The UVM Medical Center are pleased to offer guided instruction for the workshops with technical and program assistance from local partner, the Vermont Community Garden Network. Funding for this program has been provided by the UVM Medical Center Foundation.
Join UVM Medical Center's nutrition and gardening experts for Gardening for Health. Located at UVM Medical Center's Main Campus Rooftop Garden, this free, eight-week program offers you the opportunity to learn how gardening can improve your health!
The Gardening for Health Program runs for a total of eight weeks. Choose from either the June/July or August/September sessions.
The program includes:
Four small group workshops held at the UVM Medical Center Main Campus, Rooftop Garden
Four at-home activities relating to lessons learned in the garden
Program notebook containing gardening lessons and activities, recipes and nutrition education, and physical activity guides
On-site workshops at the Rooftop Garden will meet every other week, on either Tuesday evenings from 5-7 pm or Thursday mornings from 9-11 am.
The on-site workshops will include light physical activity, gardening instruction and nutrition education, with time for questions and discussion.
Eligible participants should be able to commit to the full 8-week program which will require access to the internet for at-home activities and email communications.
Who Can Join?
This program is for beginner and novice gardeners. Participants must also be a UVM Medical Center patient with at least one of the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
UVM Medical Center employees who qualify are also welcome.
How Much Does the Program Cost?
There is no cost for this program. All supplies and program materials are provided.
How Do I Sign Up?
If you're interested in this fun opportunity to help improve your physical and mental health, please ask your health care provider if this program is right for you.