Indoor Plants for Health Class
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Curious about how having plants in your home can support your health? The beginning of fall is the perfect time to explore this topic in an interactive workshop! This is an introductory workshop designed for those new to gardening or those who want a review of the fundamentals for plant care. The first hour will be devoted to a brief overview of how having plants in your home can contribute to your physical, cognitive and emotional health. We will then go over the most important aspects of selecting and caring for indoor plants before having you create your own planter to take home. Nurture your home and your health this season.
About the Instructor: Emilia Arellano is the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance’s Greenhouse Coordinator. She oversees a dedicated corps of volunteers in propagating ornamental plants from the Conservatory’s collections for GPCA fundraisers and growing produce for donation to locally based community organizations. She is a Master Gardener, a Tree Keeper and holds certificates in Sustainable Urban Agriculture, Edible Landscaping and Business and Entrepreneurship for Local Foods from Windy City Harvest. She has extensive volunteer experience working in school and community gardens throughout Chicagoland. Her current horticultural interests focus on the multifaceted ways in which plants contribute to healing people and the physical spaces that they inhabit.