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Join Emma Rooney, our AST gardener in residence, to get answers to your summer gardening questions and fresh ideas for garden and nature activities that will engage your senses this season.

You don’t have to have access to a garden to get inspired and start growing. This 75-minute session is open to everyone and especially designed with care partners in mind. Refresh in the garden and add a little gardening to your wellbeing routine. We’ll also share tips for supporting those living with memory loss to make the most of their time outside and get hands in the dirt. Bring your plants, bring your questions, and join us to get gardening together!

For creative activity ideas, we invite you to check out the book “Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together” by Deborah Shouse. You’ll find it at the Toronto Public Library. 

About Emma, AST gardener in residence

Emma is a wellness advocate, community programmer, environmentalist, gardener, and foodie. She is the proprietor of Blooming Caravan, a mobile business that brings Creative Companionship—therapeutic gardening, seasonal cooking, and storytelling—to older adults in the comfort of their homes. She also works as a horticultural therapist practitioner in long-term care and as a certified forest therapy guide. Emma enjoys volunteering as a Toronto Master Gardener and with friends at the High Park Nature Centre.  

Be sure to check out our 4-week Garden Wellness Cafe*  series starting on June 22.

Event will be presented using Zoom, registration is required to receive the link.


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