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Southern Maine Health Care Hosts Online Gardening Series ‘Sowing and Growing’

May 20, 2021

Media Contact:
Allison Kenty

Event raises funds for SMHC’s Spiritual Care Program

BIDDEFORD, Maine – This June, Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) presents an online gardening series to raise funds for their Spiritual Care Services department. “Sowing and Growing” runs from June 11 – 26, and features talks by local gardening experts. Topics include: creating a labyrinth, native plants for pollinators, farming oysters, horticultural therapy, creating sacred and healing gardens, and organic vegetable gardens. A $100 ticket provides access to the entire series, including recordings if you miss a live viewing.

Sowing and Growing presenters include Cameron Barner, owner of Love Point Oysters, Irene Barber from Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Sue Gordon of Zen in Kennebunk, Mort Mather of Joshua’s Restaurant in Wells, Amy Witt of Earthwalkers, and Members of SMHC’s Spiritual Care Program. Jim Godbout and Broadway Gardens are among sponsors of the event.

“We’re grateful to be the beneficiary of such an exciting and timely event,” says Shelly Snow, director of Spiritual Care Services at SMHC. “Gardening is good for the soul, and we want to cultivate that wellbeing among our patients and community.”

For more information about Sowing and Growing, visit


About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is an award-winning health care organization that includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford and a medical center in Sanford with York County’s only inpatient behavioral health unit. Both medical centers offer 24/7 Emergency care, surgical and diagnostic services. SMHC offers primary care, specialty care, outpatient diagnostic and therapy services across York County and Walk-In Care centers in Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England with a non-profit mission dedicated to “improving the health of our patients and communities by providing high-quality affordable care, educating tomorrow's caregivers, and researching better ways to provide care.” To learn more, visit


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