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October 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


You CAN Garden for Life! (Online)

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Looking for ways you can garden for life in comfort and safety, with ease and joy? Toni Gattone, author of The Lifelong Gardener, Garden with Ease & Joy at Any Age, will inform and inspire with dozens of tips, tools and techniques, cultivating new ways to garden to save time, money, and above all, energy. Re-envision your garden’s size and accessibility for greater comfort. Re-think your garden to include containers, raised beds and vertical gardens for no-bend gardening. Adapt your favorite garden tools for little or no cost. Discover new ergonomic tools that are easier on your hands, back, hips and entire body.

This program takes place online Tuesday, October 18, 2022

About the Instructor:
Every career move brought Toni Gattone to where she is today, a speaker and an author with a passion to help gardeners of all ages and abilities to garden for life.
Toni knows from experience that physical limitations are the main reason why experienced gardeners need to re-evaluate how and when they garden and how to re-work our gardens for greater comfort and safety. New gardeners will learn how to start their garden that will be comfortable for years to come.

Her speaking career blossomed when she became a Master Gardener and began teaching as a way of giving back to her community. Toni speaks to audiences at garden clubs, national flower and garden shows, Master Gardener symposiums, and women and senior groups.

Now an author, Toni’s book, The Lifelong Gardener, Garden with Ease & Joy at Any Age, was published by Timber Press in August 2019 and is resonating with so many gardeners that it’s already in its second printing.

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