Ergonomics in the Garden

Location

Rythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda , CA
Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come hear about how ergonomics can make your gardening less painful and extend your time in the garden, both now and in the future. The goals of the presentation include:

  1. Understand how garden activities affect your body ergonomics and wear and and tear on your joints
  2. Learn to correct gardening activity for better body mechanics
  3. Demonstrate best ergonomic practices

Our Speaker, Joan Sarlatte, worked as a nurse practitioner caring for injured workers, many of whose injuries related to repetitive jobs. She became interested in ergonomics as a way to retrain your body toward better working practices. Now retired, Joan graduated in the Master Gardener class of 2018, and is interested in helping gardeners learn to work with less discomfort and fewer injuries.