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Plant your own dish garden June 4 at Vail Public Library

Join Jackie Clark and the Vail Public Library to design and plant your own dish garden at 5:30 p.m. on June 4. A dish garden is a collection of small, shallow rooted plants growing in a low bowl or shallow dish; a small-scale landscape.

The material fee will be $10 per person with your own container or $15 per person with a container provided by the library. Payments can be made by cash or check.

If bringing your own container, please make sure it is approximately 4 inches deep and 8 inches in diameter, a shallow dish, low bowl, favorite container, urn or glass vase with an opening the size you can fit your hand into to plant your dish garden.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 28 to Liz Willhoff at 970-479-2190 or lwillhoff@vailgov.com.

Clark is registered with the American Horticultural Therapy Association as a professional horticultural therapist and has facilitated programs at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens for more than 10 years.

Horticultural therapy programs provide the following benefits to participants: social, cognitive, physical and emotional improvements, as well as stress relief. The developmentally disabled, seniors and the Buddies have been served by Clark’s programs, and therapeutic horticulture activities for children such as vegetable and fairy gardening have also been very popular.

For more information and to RSVP, call 970-479-2190 or email lwillhoff@vailgov.com.

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The VailDaily Updated May 25, 2014 01:42PM Published May 25, 2014 01:42PM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.