28 May 2022 / 28 May 2022

Gen-erate Presents: The Health Benefits of Gardening

May 28, 2022 At SITE Santa Fe

Gen-erate student Maggie Sanchez presents a free, hands-on workshop on the health benefits of gardening. Guided by informal educator Mollie Parsons and co-facilitators Lucas Blakeslee and Aengus McGuinness, this workshop will include pot decorating and planting seeds and herbs/flowers, as well as a talk on how caring for plants can improve mental and physical well-being. Maggie Sanchez chose this topic to encourage others to spend time in and with nature, and to cultivate greater mindfulness around plants.

This program will be capped at 25 people. 


2022-05-28 15:00:00 2022-05-28 4:30:00 America/Denver Gen-erate Presents Another amazing event at SITE Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe info@sitesantafe.org

About the Presenters

Mollie Parsons is an informal educator and curriculum designer with Cerise Consulting. She is interested in ways of connecting people with the natural world to improve the health of individuals and the world around us. Before founding her own business, she was the Director of Education and Interpretation at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Lucas Blakeslee is currently a student at Santa Fe High School. He has been gardening at home as long as he can remember, and started working as an intern at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden four years ago. He breeds his own chilies and loves experimenting with crossbreeding and artificial selection.

Aengus McGuinness is a current junior at Santa Fe High School. He has been gardening for over 5 years at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden where he has managed their agricultural terraces, home to many native species such as Hopi amaranth. As a Master Gardener, he has taken several classes about the water cycle and water requirements for plants, and he can’t wait to talk about water requirements for the sustainability workshop!

About Gen-erate

Increasing out-of-school opportunities for teens, Gen-erate engages Santa Fe youth in the process of curating public programs at SITE Santa Fe. Teens participate in Gen-erate plan, design, and execute public programs at SITE Santa Fe that focus on topical issues of local importance and generate constructive, intergenerational dialogue through the exploration of contemporary art. Under the mentorship of public programs staff, Gen-erate teens build significant connections to local communities and gain an introduction to career pathways in the arts.