Free Gardening Lectures

VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners Lectures are held online and in person at the Rust Library in Leesburg. Most lectures will be on the first Thursday of the month starting at 7PM.  Check below for the specifics for each lecture as dates and times may vary.

The ‘Awesome’ Health Benefits of Gardening

Thursday, April 13, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Lecture

with Jan Lane
Horticultural Therapist

The physical health benefits of gardening are well known: exercise, strength building, and fresh air. What about the impact of nature and gardening on our emotional and mental health? How can plant care be ‘self-care?’ How does the experience of ‘awe’ help us re-energize and counter the negative effects of screen time and social media? Join us and learn how gardening can help us cultivate and reap a multitude of health benefits. We’ll explore evidence-based strategies to incorporate ‘awe’ into our time in the garden.

A lifelong gardener, Jan Lane became a registered horticultural therapist in 2016. She works with patients recovering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and strokes during inpatient rehabilitation. She serves on the board of the MidAtlantic Horticultural Therapy Network and is a member of the Loudoun County Master Gardeners.

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