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Master Gardener and member of the Hammond Street Senior Center Gayle Crowley prepares a plant for the Senior Center's rooftop garden.

BANGOR – Older adults interested in exploring aspects of how small-scale gardening and food preparation can be easy, relaxing and contribute to a long and healthy life are invited to check out the Healthy Eating = Healthy Aging workshop/luncheon series held monthly at the Hammond Street Senior Center.

The next installment in the series, “Grow Where You’re Planted: Container Gardening 101,” will be offered at 11 a.m., Thursday, June, 17. Learn how to use container gardening techniques to grow your own fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. You’ll have a chance to handle various planter options and assist with planting elements of a container garden. Master Gardener Gayle Crowley and Charlie Taylor will discuss tips, tools, resources, costs, benefits and hard-learned lessons from their experiences with container and raised gardens. Weather depending, a look at the Senior Center’s rooftop garden will be included. A vegetarian lunch made with produce that can be grown in a container garden will follow the workshop.

The fee for the workshop, which includes lunch, is $10. Pre-registration, preferably by Monday, June 14, is requested to ensure there are enough materials and food available for all participants. All workshops/lunches are held at the Senior Center, 2 Hammond Street, Downtown Bangor.

“Numerous studies confirm that healthy eating is a significant component of healthy aging,” says Kathy Bernier, Senior Center Executive Director and chef for the organic vegetarian lunch included with the workshop. “We are so excited to be able to offer area seniors an opportunity to really improve the quality of their lives by helping them improve their lifestyles through container gardening, easy healthy cooking and fun social activities.”

All workshops will begin at 11 a.m. and are followed by a healthy vegetarian luncheon prepared on site just for workshop participants. Tours of the Senior Center, including a look at the Senior Center’s unique rooftop vegetable garden, will be offered after lunch.

For those who are interested in becoming a member of the Senior Center, a new member orientation takes place at 2 p.m. on the Thursday workshop days. Membership to the Senior Center is 100% free and open to residents of the Greater Bangor Area at least 60 years of age, or 55 and partnered with a member who is at least 60.

The workshop-luncheon series is generously supported by Martin’s Point Health Care. Martin’s Point representatives will be volunteering at workshops and helping to serve lunch. For more information about the Hammond Street Senior Center or the Healthy Eating = Healthy Aging Summer Series, please call the Senior Center at 262-5532, visit www.hammondstreet.org or email info@hammondstreet.org.

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Telephone Number: (207) 262-5532

Website: http://www.hammondstreet.org

Email: info@hammondstreet.org