Mar 1, 2023
Even as a self-described “mediocre gardener,” Orla Concannon has brought the joys of nature to thousands of elders across the country – all by bringing the garden to them.
Eldergrow, Concannon’s company, started out as a graduate school project but has since grown into a successful firm with national reach, empowering elders in a variety of settings to tend to indoor gardens while also enjoying the fruits of their labor through innovative and healthy cooking classes.
Concannon joins “Elevate Eldercare” to discuss the power of nature to enhance the lives of all people, including older adults living in communal care settings, and how her experiences with both nature and older adults in her own life led her down her career path.
Learn more about Eldergrow: https://www.eldergrow.org/
Submit your session proposals for the first annual CFI conference, in Pittsburgh July 23-26: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/2023-conference/