Winter Garden Workshop – Gardening without Aches and Pains

  • January 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Gardening without Aches and Pains


Ellen Gibson

From repetitive work to arthritis and aging, gardening can be hard on your body. This presentation will show small changes you can make in your routine to help you garden while avoiding joint, muscle and back pain. 

 $5 suggested donation at the door

Ellen Gibson has been a member of the Maine AgrAbility staff since 2010. She has a Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Community and Environment, from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. She is trained in Holistic Management practices for managing farms to improve soil and economic viability. She applies these techniques on her own farm where she raises Nubian goats and makes cheese and yogurt. Ellen actively supports historic preservation and downtown revitalization in western Maine. She has three grown children.

This event is one of the Land Trust’s Winter Gardening Workshops, a part of our Tom Settlemire Community Garden. The Workshops are a wonderful opportunity each winter to learn from master gardeners through practical lectures and hands-on training. Gardeners of all levels can improve their skills.

The workshops focus on organic gardening methods and provide information about topics such as choosing plant varieties, starting seedlings, permaculture, the  use of native plants, soil enrichment and mulching, gardening in small spaces, and controlling common pests and disease.

Workshops are held on Sundays from January – March each year, from 2:00-3:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.


27 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, United States