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The event raises donations for SMHC’s Spiritual Care Program

BIDDEFORD, Maine – This June, Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) launched an online garden series to raise funds for Spiritual Care Services. “Sowing and Growing” runs from June 11th to 26th and features lectures by local gardening experts. Topics include: creating a maze, native plants for pollinators, growing oysters, horticultural therapy, creating sacred and healing gardens, and organic vegetable gardens. A $ 100 ticket gives access to the entire series, including footage, if you miss a live ad.

Sowing and Growing hosts include Cameron Barner, owner of Love Point Oysters, Irene Barber of 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 Spiritual Care Program. Jim Godbout and Broadway Gardens are among the sponsors of the event.

“We are grateful that we can benefit from such an exciting and contemporary event,” he says Shelly Snow, Director of Spiritual Care Services at SMHC. “Gardening is good for the soul, and we want to promote this well-being in our patients and in the community.”

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Via Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is an award-winning health organization that includes a full-service acute care center in Biddeford and a medical center in Sanford with the only inpatient behavioral health department in York County. Both medical centers provide 24/7 emergency care, as well as surgical and diagnostic services. SMHC offers primary, specialty, outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services in York County and walk-in care centers in Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is accredited by the Joint Commission and is part of the MaineHealth System, a growing family of health services in northern New England with a non-profit mission to “deliver the health of our patients and communities through high quality, affordable care and education improve tomorrow’s caregivers and find better ways of care. “More information is available at