Susan Nieves - Happy Ohio Gardener
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August is National Wellness Month This month focuses on self-care, creating healthy routines and stress management. We all lead such busy lives and rarely take time to pamper ourselves. Our days are filled with lots of activity -- taking care of our loved ones, managing the household, the garden, etc and it's easy to get stressed out. With everything going on in the world, being well and staying stress-free is more important that ever. So let's take some time to relax together. We will have Bingo and other games and it will be lots of fun.

Since all of us are spending more time at home these days, the online focus for this month's exchange will be discussion and recipes for in-home spa treatments, healthy eating and stress relief tips.

The exchange part will be simple. Just send your partner a greeting card and 2 packs of garden seeds for plants that can be used as ingredients in your home made spa treatments. Please include recipes or descriptions on how the plants may be used to give your partner some ideas. It doesn't have to be complicated. For instance, you may send cucumber seeds and mention that cucumber slices are used to reduce puffiness and refresh tired eyes.

Signups will be until August 7th and partners will be assigned on August 8th. Please mail your package by August 23rd so that everyone will receive by the end of the month.

You must be an OBF member to participate. Even if you decide not to join in the exchange this month, please feel free to post in discussions and play the games.

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