The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens host a variety of classes and events year-round at Boerner Botanical Gardens.
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Froedtert Healing Gardens: A Cancer Wellness Event
April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network and Friends of Boerner
Botanical Gardens as we explore how gardening can help those on a cancer journey. Studies have shown
gardening can help lower stress levels and promote relaxation. This event will offer instruction on
implementing gardening into your life in a variety of ways. There will also be opportunities to visit
booths displaying and demonstrating services and products to enhance your overall well-being.
Please call 414-805-0998 to register.
9-9:30a Check-in and light refreshments
9:30-10a Keynote address – Designing a Garden for Relaxation: Ideas and tips to make an oasis in your backyard.
10-10:15a Short break
10:15-11a Breakout sessions (choose one)
Breakout sessions will last for 45 minutes and will include a hands-on component.During registration and the 10 a.m. break, you are welcome to enjoy:
• Composting: Using worms to your gardening advantage.
• Container Gardening: No yard to garden in? Learn how to grow plants successfully in containers.
• Herbs: Strategies for growing herbs in your kitchen.
11a-noon Visit booths, networking time available
11:30a-noon Spring garden guided walk through botanical gardens and woods
During registration and the 10 a.m. break, you are welcome to enjoy:
• Chair massage
• Reiki demonstrations
• Tai Chi demonstration
• Art therapy activity
• Yoga/meditation demonstrations
• Wellness and Survivorship information
Brought to you by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network and Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens. Supported, in part, by Froedtert Hospital Foundation.