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Senior citizens engaged in gardening programs improve their quality of life by increasing their level of low impact physical exercise, daily conversations, access to healthy food, and the joy of gardening. Whether used by seniors who are gardening for the first time, or veteran gardeners who suffer from disabilities, the activities in the Senior Activity Gardening Guide raise their spirits while the ease of use of the EarthBox® gardening system eliminates pain.
The Instructional Senior Garden is ideal for senior centers, nursing homes, faith-based programs, intergenerational community projects, or even at-home elder care givers.
Each Senior Garden comes with 3 EarthBox Ready-To-Grow kits, 2 EarthBox Garden Stands, 1 EarthBox 5 ft. Staking System, and 1 EarthBox® Senior Gardening Guide. Each guide includes 20 stand-alone activities and crafts that show you how to grow ethnic gardens, like an Italian herb garden with basil, oregano, and parsley, to intergenerational projects where Seniors can interact with visiting youth. The guide is 3-hole punched to fit in a 3-ring binder (not included).
- 3 EarthBox® Ready-To-Grow Kits
- EarthBox® Original Container, Aeration Screen, Water Fill Tube, 2 Black & White Reversible Mulch Covers, 1 lb. each Fertilizer & Organic Dolomite, 2.0 cu. ft. of Organic Potting Mix, Casters with Locking Mechanism, Instruction Manual
- 2 EarthBox® Garden Stands
- 1 EarthBox® 5 ft. Staking System
- 1 Educational Senior Garden Activity Instructional Guide
Why is the EarthBox® gardening system better than just using basic flower box planters or creating an in-ground garden?
The EarthBox® container gardening system was scientifically engineered by agronomists at the University of Florida, and provides a controlled environment for hands-on learning. Designed and proven as an agricultural production container, it makes the study of agriculture in an educational setting possible and credible. It also has the added benefit of producing high yields that can be shared with amongst students or with the community.
Where can I receive horticultural support for my program?
Our Consumer Care Department is available to answer your gardening questions during business hours, but it’s best to get local support. We recommend contacting your county’s cooperative extension service where you can speak with an expert from the Master Gardener program.
What light conditions are required to use the EarthBox® Instructional Garden?
To maximize the effectiveness of using the EarthBox® gardening system, it should be placed outside in adequate sunlight. When growing indoors place the system near a south-facing window and supplement natural sunlight by using a grow light. More information about indoor gardening can be found in this blog article.
How can all participants in one program use just 2 EarthBox® gardening systems at the same time?
The activities and plans will allow for both small group and individual activities so that each participant gets a hands-on experience. More EarthBox® gardening systems can also be added to the program to ensure each person is able to enjoy the experience. Sharing different responsibilities and tasks directly related to the EarthBox® garden is also encouraged.
How do I implement an EarthBox® Senior Garden at my facility?
To implement an excellent garden program using the EarthBox® system, facilitators will need to understand how the EarthBox® gardening system works, determine how many EarthBox® systems will be needed for the program, and decide where the garden will be placed. Once the garden is installed, engage participants with the activities in the accompanying Educational Senior Activity Gardening Guide. Many activities can be completed both indoors and outside during any part of the year.
Do you ship outside the United States?
We ship internationally to Canada only, which requires contacting us to get a custom shipping quote.
If you wish to order and ship outside the United States or Canada, we recommend using a freight forwarding service such as DHL. All shipments from our facility must be sent to a U.S.- or Canadian-based address.
The EarthBox® Original Ready-To-Grow Kit is a low-maintenance, fail-proof design that combines science—and a ton of university-backed testing—with great design and American manufacturing. the EarthBox® container gardening system was designed by applying a variety of tried-and-true commercial growing concepts to a small footprint to produce better results than traditional in-ground gardens. The following diagram explains in detail how the EarthBox® growing system components all operate together:
Check out our blog articles to quickly become a container gardening expert!
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