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Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series: “Garden Design with a New England Lens” with Irene Barber, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardeners

Tuesday, February 6 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

Camden Garden Club’s 56th Annual Winter Horticulture Series
January 30 – February 27, 2024

Join us this winter for another series of fascinating free horticulture talks, presented by the Camden Garden Club and hosted on Zoom by the Camden Public Library. Programs will be held via Zoom on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, January 30– February 27, 2024. The full list of programs and links to register can be found here.

On Tuesday, February 6, at 9:30 a.m., we welcome Irene Barber of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardeners for a presentation about Garden Design with a New England Lens.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ad-Qu5AoTg2l5jbBtMD4bw

Irene Barber, registered Horticultural Therapist (HTR) and coordinator of the Horticultural Therapy Program at CMBG, will speak about ecologically conscious landscapes, design, and gardening. She is the designer of the Farnsworth Museum Gardens. Barber knows about the intimate relationship between people and plants—sun to soil, seed to root, plant to harvest, harvest to human, human to human. It’s that connection that drew her to the practice of horticultural therapy (HT), defined by Barber as, “the transformation that happens when we work with the earth to improve well-being. She adds, “plants, like people, are resilient; they can heal, they can recover, rehabilitate, rejuvenate, and prefer to live in communities. They bounce back. When we think about designing a garden, we so often think about nurturing the plant, it’s also about how that plant is nurturing us.”