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Horticulture Graduate Seminar – Gardening in Senior Communities: Investigating Accessibility and Barriers

Speaker: Alexandra Young, Graduate Student, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University

A presentation of research on the benefits and challenges of gardening as a leisure time activity for seniors. During COVID-19 initiated lockdowns and voluntary isolation in senior living communities, the value of gardening as a safe, healthy activity for seniors was made especially apparent. The need for appropriate support for seniors who wish to garden was also thrown into relief. This presentation investigates, as a case-study, the experiences of three senior gardeners in Central Iowa as they have continued to garden despite age-related changes that have impacted their abilities.

  • Date
    March 28th
  • Time
    4:25 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Location
    118 Horticulture Hall, Iowa State University
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