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Classes and Clinics

1st Saturday Workshop: Gardening as We Age

November 2, 2019 – 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Grays Harbor County Extension Office,
34 Elma McCleary Road, in Elma.

It’s time to get to work putting your garden to bed for the winter. But are your muscles feeling a little stiff, your knees a little sore, and the strength required to tackle this task causing you to pause and question your abilities? Then you might want to join the Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties Master Gardeners at this 1st Saturday workshop where we’ll be discussing gardening while aging.

The event takes place Saturday, November 2nd. Presentations are scheduled from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, followed by questions/answers and discussion until Noon at the Grays Harbor County Extension Office, 34 Elma McCleary Road, in Elma. The Extension office is co-located with the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds. As always, registration is free along with parking.

woman standing at garden table planting seeds

Master Gardeners have some great information to share about helpful ergonomic tools, techniques, and tricks to make gardening more enjoyable and accessible as we age. Gardening is great exercise but unless you’re a faithful participant, it can result in aches and pains. Presenters will show you how to avoid those problems using proper pruning shears, shovels, and extendable handles, just to name a few tools. Making the garden more accessible will be another topic of conversation you won’t want to miss.

And it’s always important to remember the Master Gardener’s motto, “Right Plant, Right Place.” They will help you develop an eye for plants that will work best for your circumstances and introduce you to some plants you may not be know. And there is always time for your questions and comments. Come prepared to be re-energized in creating the garden of your dreams – at any age!

Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions. If you do have a plant question, please bring a sample of that plant with you, preferably in a sealed plastic bag.


More 1st Saturday Workshops:

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: “Pests, Pests, and More Pests”


Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. Please make all requests to WSU Extension 360-482-2934 at least two weeks prior to the event.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.
Cooperating agencies: Washington State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Grays Harbor County.


standing raised bed garden planted with veggies