CHS Lecture: Gardening for Good Health

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Date(s) - 01/13/2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Charleston Museum


Monday January 13th at 6:30pm
at the Charleston Museum
Gardening For Good Health with MUSC’s Dr. Susan Johnson, Debbie Petitpain & Carmen Ketron

The MUSC Urban Farm is a living classroom where students, faculty, staff, and the Charleston community can come together to learn about the connection between food and health. The .5 acre, year-round organic farm hosts workshops, seminars, volunteer workdays, and tours where participants experience a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on learning about sustainable urban agriculture.  

Join Dr. Susan Johnson, Debbie Petitpain and Carmen Ketron as they discuss how the art of gardening, cooking and the science of food intersect to promote health and wellness. Each speaker will focus on a different aspect of food, health and the community, providing evidence-based practices and real life examples. Dr. Johnson will focus on the health benefits of nature, specifically related to gardening, Debbie Petitpain will share a new way of thinking about how to apply the art of cooking and the science of nutrition to your own life and Carmen Ketron will discuss the “dirty” details of how MUSC melds horticulture with health and wellness and how they successfully grow plants, herbs, and produce for MUSC programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.