Garden writer and historian Lesley Parness returns to present a new Keyport Garden Talk.
Saturday June 5th 9:30 am
Registration details coming soon!
Suitable for Framing: A Victorian Woman's Place in Botanic Art & Illustration
In 1834, when renowned British botanist John Lindley wrote "A Ladies Botany", he did so to block women from, not welcome them into, the academic world of horticulture. Learn how women figured it out anyway and managed to contribute to science, influence public taste and advance their own craft. The Victorian artists featured range from rebels to spinsters, suffragettes to missionary wives and are highlighted with strikingly beautiful imagery and humor.
Lesley Parness has worked in public gardens here in America and abroad for the past four decades. She served as a Board Member of the New Jersey Commission on Environmental Education and the Alliance for NJ Environmental Educators. Lesley is a Founding Member of Garden State Gardens, a non-profit consortium of NJ Public Gardens, of which she was both Vice President and President.
Currently, Lesley is a member of the Herb Society of America, the Council on Botanic and Horticultural Libraries and the Garden Communicators Association. She writes a column for Gardener News Magazine, lectures throughout the Metropolitan area and consults with botanic gardens in the areas of communications and library services.
Keyport Garden Club was thrilled to welcome Lesley Parness to Keyport for Day Two of Keyport GardenWalk!
Certified Hand Therapist Mary Mundrane-Zweiacher, PT, ATC, CHT will present a GardenTalk focused on gardening with arthritis.
Sunday June 6th 9:30 am
Registration details coming soon!
Gardening with Arthritis
Gardening is an activity that can be enjoyable for individuals of all ages. During the pandemic, gardening has added color to our lives and homes while enabling us to maintain social distance. Unfortunately, arthritis pain can limit one’s ability to participate in normal gardening tasks but with some preparation and modifications, this rewarding hobby can continue.
Mary Mundrane-Zweiacher review the two primary forms of arthritis and review modifications to tools and equipment that can be helpful to avoid joint irritation. She will also provide guidance on how to properly warmup and prepare your body for gardening, with the emphasis on the thumbs/hands. After this GardenTalk, you will be able to:
-Discuss some general differences between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
-Prepare your body and warm up for gardening activities
· Identify factors and activities with gardening that may flare-up your arthritis
-Select, or modify, tools to improve your mechanics and reduce the possibility of an arthritis flare-up
-Utilize improved ergonomics or joint protection techniques in your gardening activities
-Learn some stabilization exercises to decrease thumb pain
There will be also Q&A with Mary. Don't miss this GardenTalk!
Mary Mundrane-Zweiacher is a PT, ATC, CHT, at Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. She is also a gardener, and her garden has something blooming from February to November, even without annuals. has lectured on a variety of topics including medical ethics, knee, sacro-illiac/back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand pathology and treatment at the community, collegiate, and professional levels. She has also been published on shoulder, knee and wrist/hand rehabilitation. Ms. Mundrane-Zweiacher served on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Committee for Professional Ethics from 2014 to 2018 and currently serves on the NATA Honors and Awards Committee. She served as Chair for the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) Student Delegation from 2005 to 2019. Ms. Mundrane-Zweiacher also serves on the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) Awards Committee and served previously on the Nominations Committee. She has worked with both high school and collegiate marching bands and has been referenced in several media outlets about guidelines for prevention and treatment of injuries to marching band and color guard members.