Creating a Garden for the Golden Years

Creating a Garden that Ages Well With You | taught by Chris Dalziel

Course description

Gardening is good exercise that has amazing results at the end of the season.

Runners just get sweaty, weight lifters get sore backs, dancers get bruised feet, but gardeners get tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, and squash.  

Strategic gardeners even get the herbs that will restore those sore backs and bruised feet that other athletes just have to bare.

You may be thinking that while gardening may work for younger people, or people who have teenagers living at home, once you get older, gardening will be too much work.  

While this is the reality for some gardeners, it doesn’t have to be.  

With a few tweaks to your garden design and the magic of companion planting working for you, you can create a garden over the next few years that will nurture you as you get older.  

Plus with mature herbs in your companion planting layout, you’ll be growing a pharmacy in your own garden that can help heal those aches, pains, and bruises as well as many other afflictions of aging. 

At the end of this class you’ll know exactly what you need to do in your own garden to create a garden that is a blessing and a sanctuary right now and through the golden years.

Chris Dalziel
Chris Dalziel

I help natural moms create a homegrown lifestyle so they can shift away from the corporate health paradigm and create health and wellness for their families, naturally.

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Reviews (3)

Well Delivered and Explained.

by brenda Diepeveen
I thoroughly enjoyed your simple explanations and especially your knowledge of herbs and companion planting.

Old Farts in the Grass

by Dee Wolford
Chris, As usual you have provided me with some awesome information. Maybe that's why you're one of my favorite herbalists! My biggest issue is to get my hubs to change his garden planting methods. He's old school, if it was good for his daddy, it's good enough for him. He works so hard when he doesn't have to. I am going to MAKE him try the straw bale system. I've slowly gotten him to attempt companion planting. He still tills, mounds and plants his seeds in rows (that end not loop) and weeds and picks off bugs for hours every day and we only plant 1/4 to 1/2 acre. It used to be much bigger. Your way makes so much sense but, I can't seem to get him to try. I will continue "harping" until he hears my verses. He's only 66 but he is already seeing the "slow down" that comes with age. Maybe I can get through to him that this would be so much easier and he'd have the energy to continue gardening for a long time, as he really enjoys it. I can't do much in the garden due to my disabilities but, I get to wash, prep, can, freeze and dehydrate the crop. We also plant a culinary herb garden, a medicinal herb garden and a flower garden. So I am just as busy as he is just a little later. Thanks to you I am going to try fermenting and pressure canning this year. I've learned so much from you! Thank you. Like said at Christmas, need a second Mom? Have a blessed day, Dee Wolford

awesome

by Deborah Crombie
some terrific ideas and helps me plan a better garden experience

Well Delivered and Explained.

by brenda Diepeveen
I thoroughly enjoyed your simple explanations and especially your knowledge of herbs and companion planting.

Old Farts in the Grass

by Dee Wolford
Chris, As usual you have provided me with some awesome information. Maybe that's why you're one of my favorite herbalists! My biggest issue is to get my hubs to change his garden planting methods. He's old school, if it was good for his daddy, it's good enough for him. He works so hard when he doesn't have to. I am going to MAKE him try the straw bale system. I've slowly gotten him to attempt companion planting. He still tills, mounds and plants his seeds in rows (that end not loop) and weeds and picks off bugs for hours every day and we only plant 1/4 to 1/2 acre. It used to be much bigger. Your way makes so much sense but, I can't seem to get him to try. I will continue "harping" until he hears my verses. He's only 66 but he is already seeing the "slow down" that comes with age. Maybe I can get through to him that this would be so much easier and he'd have the energy to continue gardening for a long time, as he really enjoys it. I can't do much in the garden due to my disabilities but, I get to wash, prep, can, freeze and dehydrate the crop. We also plant a culinary herb garden, a medicinal herb garden and a flower garden. So I am just as busy as he is just a little later. Thanks to you I am going to try fermenting and pressure canning this year. I've learned so much from you! Thank you. Like said at Christmas, need a second Mom? Have a blessed day, Dee Wolford

awesome

by Deborah Crombie
some terrific ideas and helps me plan a better garden experience