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A very good website for information, tips, tools and more links for easier gardening:
www.gardenforever.com

 

Accessible Gardening for People with Phycial Disabilities

  Accessible Gardening for People With Physical Disabilities: A Guide to Methods, Tools, & Plants - Janeen R. Adil - 1995

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Is it possible to garden when you have a disability–when you are in a wheelchair, use a walker, or have limited upper body strength?
   Absolutely!
   Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilities provides you–whether you are a veteran or first-time gardener age five or eighty-five–with all the expertise and practical know-how necessary for designing, planting, and maintaining a garden that suits your special needs. And you will find dozens of specific mail-order sources for the tools, seeds, plants, and other materials discussed.
   Learn how to make your existing garden more accessible or how to create a new one using raised beds, containers, or vertical gardens, with the help of easy-to-follow instructions, schematic line drawings, and photographs. From soil requirements to appropriate paving materials, from measuring for planter boxes to selecting suitable tools and plants, the author thoroughly describes the benefits and requirements for successful, low-maintenance gardening in a variety of situations.
   Tips for organic pest control, adapting "standard-issue" tools, gardening with children with disabilities, as well as invaluable descriptions and illustrations of many specialized tools and plants of all types–including recommendations of specific species and cultivars–make this a complete how-to guide.

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  Accessible Gardening Tips & Techniques for Seniors & Disabled   Accessible Gardening: Tips & Techniques for Seniors & the Disabled - Joann Woy, Joann Way - 1997

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Don't allow this enjoyable, enriching part of life to just slip away. If advancing age, illness, or accident has made gardening too difficult for you, don't become frustrated. There is an alternative. ACCESSIBLE GARDENING is a guidebook of tips and techniques that will help you overcome obstacles and return the joy of gardening to your life.

  • Recommendations for modifying an existing yard for gardening ease
  • Advice on selecting ergonomic tools and low-maintenance plants
  • Directions for constructing raised-bed planters
  • Instructions for developing manageable watering and pest-control system.
  • Specifications for paths, inclines, and railings
  • Discussion on the psychological and physical benefits of gardening

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  The Enabling Garden: A Guide to Lifelong Gardening   The Enabling Garden: A Guide to Lifelong Gardening - Gene Rothert, Laurie Noffs - 1994

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  Gaia's Garden - A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture   The easiest gardening of all - letting Mother Nature do the work. I'm so impressed with this book that I've listed it under 3 categories to be sure you don't miss it.

Gaia's Garden - A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture - Toby Hemenway - 2001

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   Welcome to Paradise!
   Imagine a garden filled with edible flowers, bursting with fruit and berries, carpeted with scented herbs and tangy salad greens, all blended in an eye-catching palette of color and texture. The flowers also nurture endangered pollinators. Bright-feathered birds share the abundant berries and gather twigs for their nearby nests. Each plant plays a role in building soil, deterring pests, storing nutrients, and luring beneficial insects.
This is not a dream. This is your own backyard.
   Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture describes a gardening system that combines the best features of wildlife habitat, edible landscapes, and conventional flower and vegetable gardens into a self-renewing landscape that lets nature do most of the work. Rather than mastering your garden with gas-spewing rototillers and chemical fertilizers, let Toby Hemenway show you how to create a backyard ecosystem that balances the needs of humans and nature.

"Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture outlines a revolutionary course for the future of gardening and agriculture. It is organized around the premise that it is possible to substitute information and human stewardship for hardware, capital, chemicals, and machines in the growing of foods and the crafting of landscapes." – John Todd, founder of the New Alchemy Institute, from the Foreword.

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