Get a boost on gardening, fitness, nutrition with free library workshops

Plants in the greenhouse at McKay High School on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Knowledgeable Salemites want to help you better manage stress, tend to your garden or get started hiking – for free.

The Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series has a variety of free one-hour workshops available starting April 11 through early June.

The series is a partnership between the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service, which includes Salem’s library, and Chemeketa Community College. Many courses are taught by Chemeketa instructors.

Courses offered include several gardening offerings, including planning a vegetable garden, propagating seeds and gardening for mental health. There are also sessions on family fitness and nutrition, music and art.

To view a complete schedule and register, visit the workshop series website.

-Rachel Alexander