Gardening for older adults event set for May 16

Press release

From the Extension Master Gardeners

Asheville – In recognition of “Older Americans Month,’ the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers will hold a demonstration of tools and techniques for gardening for older adults on Thursday, May 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event, entitled “Gardening as Time Goes By,” will be held at the Manna Demonstration Garden at Manna Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road.

Join them to learn tips, techniques and useful information that will help gardeners, and their families, continue to enjoy this popular hobby as they age. Participants will have a chance to work in the newly constructed and planted ‘Easy Gardening Bed’ and watch demonstrations in other gardening structures that have been designed for easy access by aging gardeners.

They will also discuss tools and other devices to make gardening easier, discuss which plants work best in containers, and more. The event is free. No registration required.

For more information, visit their website at, call them at 828-255-5522, or visit their office at 94 Coxe Avenue.

The Mission of the Extension Master Gardener volunteers of Buncombe County is to provide education and current research-based urban horticultural information through North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs and activities, while striving to improve and preserve our natural environment.

Co-sponsored by the NC Agricultural Foundation (a 501(c) 3 non-profit) through the NC Extension Foundation. Tax ID #566049304.


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