The Amherst Garden Club’s March Meeting

This meeting will be held in person at the Messiah Lutheran Church (303 Route 101, Amherst). The public is welcome to attend.

March 3

Adaptive Gardening Tips and Techniques

Presented by Cris Blackstone

Gardening is a hobby to enjoy for a lifetime, but as we age the physical tasks required to manage our gardens can become more strenuous and taxing on our bodies.

Cris will show us how to alleviate or reduce some of these physical challenges by adapting our gardens to our age and lifestyle.

We’ll learn to let go of old habits and to consider our body mechanics and gardening style, as well as how to take care of ourselves outdoors.


9:15 amBusiness Meeting
10:30 amCris’s presentation
Cris Blackstone

About Cris — Cris is a New Hampshire Certified Landscaper, Master Gardener, UNH Natural Resources Steward and Regional Director of the Garden Communicators International group. Gardening mindfully, with adaptive considerations, is her strong interest, and she’s active in this emerging area of gardening addressing garden clubs and writing extensively about this mindset. She is also a regional 1st Place Winner for specialty articles and for her garden photos accompanying her articles, for the National Federation of Pen Women, 2021. Nationally, she’s earned recognition from them as well. She volunteers with the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society as a garden judge, and hopes to get back to garden tours in person when fully safe to do so. Flower arranging is more than a hobby; with her husband, they grow cutting beds on their small site where they rehab a house built in 1830s, slowly but surely.