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Garden for the Health of It with Communiversity


Garden for the Health of It: Your Guide to a Garden-Focused Wellness Program is truly a celebration of gardening, food, fitness and self-care.

Date: 3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Janet Staderman
Phone: (513) 556-6932

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This spring, Communiversity at the University of Cincinnati is offering a garden-focused wellness program developed by Stacy Best, master gardener and certified personal fitness chef, health practitioner and armoatherpist. Stacy’s journey to her own health and happiness has been a challenging one. Although she was working out every day and eating well, her high-pressure corporate job was ruining her health. It wasn’t until she started considering gardening as the center of her wellness “practice” that her well-being started to heal.

The "Garden for the Health of It" program will provide you with an introductory plan to get the most health benefits from gardening. You will learn how to structure garden practices for a healthy mind, body, soul and environment; how to avoid next-day soreness and injury while burning up calories in the garden; how to whip up healthy, simple and fast dishes at home using home-grown goodness; and how to capitalize on the stress-reducing benefits that gardening provides and implement self-care practices.

Register online at uc.edu/commu, on Facebook @UCContinuingEd, or call us at 513-556-6932.

Stacy Best is a Registered Kinesiotherapist, Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, fitness professional and Master Gardener. Stacy's key achievements include: Fit to Garden™ , Garden for the Health of It™, and Live Your Best Life™-program creator from thought to finish; producer and main talent for video clip series on stacybest.com; numerous community presentations and performances, local television interviews, and produced healthy lifestyle video segments. Biweekly radio segment 55KRC, articles in Woman’s Day, Experience Life, local publications and newspapers. Garden for the Health of It™ guidebook author 2015.