Gardening and Lawn Care

Results: 117

Adapted Garden Spray

Adapted Garden Spray is designed for use by individuals with limited mobility in their lower extremities, limited strength and grasping in their upper extremities as a result of stroke, cerebral  palsy, or multiple sclerosis.  The adapted garden sprayer can be attached to any wheelchair (Clamp included) and has a flexible gooseneck mounted spraying wand, allowing the user to help maintain a healthy garden.  Sprayer wand is adjustable from 12 to 24 inches.  Spray nozzle is also adjustable so you

Adapted Long Handled Garden Tools.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Long handled tools are easier to use if the forearm is secured to the handle. A leather cuff is attached to the shaft of the tool and has velcro straps to secure the forearm. A wooden scythe handle is attached to the shaft with a hose clamp just below the cuff to grasp with hand. Includes materials list and drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly, Sewing. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monog

Add-On Handles

The Easi-Grip Add-On Handles are grip attachments for garden tools designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. These grips can be added to short handled garden tools for an ergonomic grip or to standard rakes, hoes, brooms, etc. to provide an ergonomic grip and enable a more upright stance. The grips are fitted by clamping the unit to a handle and tightening the large plastic wing nuts on the stainless steel clamps. OPTIONS: An Arm Support Cuff tha

Aerogarden 3

The AeroGarden 3 is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, or neurological disabilities, arthritis or spinal cord injury. Smaller than the original AeroGarden, this compact system sits on a counter or table and grows lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, or flowers year round. The Aerogarden uses aeroponics, creating a controlled environmental chamber in which plant roots grow in humid, rainforest-like air instead of soil. The user drops in th

Aerogarden 7

The AeroGarden 7 is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, or neurological disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. This system sits on a counter or table and grows lettuce, cherry tomatoes, peppers, herbs, or flowers year round. The Aerogarden uses aeroponics, creating a controlled environmental chamber in which plant roots grow in humid, rainforest-like air instead of soil. The user drops in the seven dirt-free, pre-seede

Aerogarden Extra

The AeroGarden Extra is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, or neurological disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. This system sits on a counter or table and can be used to grow lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, or flowers year round. The Aerogarden uses aeroponics, creating a controlled environmental chamber in which plant roots grow in humid, rainforest-like air instead of soil. The user drops in the dirt-free, pre-seeded Bi

Aerogarden Extra Elite

The AeroGarden Extra Elite is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, or neurological disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. This system sits on a counter or table and grows lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, or flowers year round. The Aerogarden uses aeroponics, creating a controlled environmental chamber in which plant roots grow in humid, rainforest-like air instead of soil. The user drops in the dirt-free, pre-seeded Bio-Dome p

Aerogarden Ultra

The AeroGarden Ultra is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, or neurological disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. This system sits on a counter or table and grows vegetables, herbs, or flowers year round. The AeroGarden Ultra features the MyGarden control panel, an automated garden "brain" that makes gardening easier for beginners and offers complete customization for experts. It also includes a redesigned lighting sy

Appelspade

The Appelspade is a stainless steel spade designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other disabilities resulting in stiffness of the wrist. Made completely of stainless steel, this spade features two vertical handles connected at the top, creating an inverted U. The space between the blade and the footrest is designed to prevent soil accumulation. The space between the two vertical handles is designed to allow the knee to be placed straight above the foot. A halfcircular lower handle i

Atlas 370 Gardening Gloves

The Atlas 370 Gardening Gloves are gardening gloves designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. The palms and fingers are coated with nitrile, an extremely tough yet thin and flexible material that can withstand punctures and even small thorns. The machine-washable gloves have a skin-tight fit to aid dexterity. SIZES: Extra-small, small, medium, large, or extra-large. COLOR: Choice of violet (extra-small, small, medium, or large), teal, grass green, pin

Back-Saver Po-Lyte, Back-Saver / Lite, And Back-Saver Snow Shovel (Models 27P-Bs, 22-Bs, & 28P-Bs)

The Back-Saver Po-Lyte, Lite, and Snow Shovels are shovels with angled handles designed to reduce the pain and stress associated with shoveling snow and bending over. They feature bent, steel tubular poles and a sturdy poly D-grip handles. The Po-Lyte, model 27P-BS, featrues a deep-dish polyethylene blade with a non-warp tip. It has a snap-button feature that locks the handle to the blade for facilitating disassembly for transport and storage. The Back-Saver Snow Shovel, model 22-BS, has a high-

Back-Saver Sweeper (Model Br18-Bs)

The Back-Saver Sweeper, model BR18-BS, is a push broom with an angled handle designed to reduce the strain on the back associated with sweeping. The broom features a bent tubular handle made of fused, powder-coated steel. The solvent-resistant polymyra bristles can be used to sweep indoors or outdoors, and on wet or dry surfaces. DIMENSIONS: Broom head is 18 inches wide; bristles are 4 inches long; the handle is 56 inches. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds.

Back-Saver Weeder

The Back-Saver Weeder, model W75, is a long-handled weeding tool designed to be used without bending. The user squeezes a trigger at the top of the 32 inch handle to open scissor jaws, steps on a plate to sink the tool into the ground and clamp the scissors around the weed, then pulls to lift the weed from the ground. WEIGHT: 3 pounds.

Brush Grubber Brush-Clearning Device

The Brush Grubber Brush-Clearing Device is designed for use by individuals with back injuries, limited strength and endurance in their upper and lower extremities while working in the yard. The Brush Grubber Brush-Clearing Device is an attachment that is capable of pulling out small trees, bushes, and other overgrowth by the roots, thus eliminating either stumps or the chance of regrowth. Consisting of a pair of 360-degree-rotating 'grip pads' (each having eight spikes) attached to a spring-loa

Carpal Tunnel Support Glove

The Carpal Tunnel Support Glove is a wrist support for gardening designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome. This compression wrap helps alleviate discomfort and reduces muscle tension. This glove contains bamboo charcoal, which is believed to improve blood circulation. The glove is made of bamboo charcoal viscose, polyamide fiber, latex elastics, and polyurethane and is machine-washable. SIZES: Extra-small, small, medium, or large. DIMENSIONS: The extra-small size is 6.5 inches

Catch For Lawn Mower Grass Catcher

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with use of only one hand to attach a grass catcher to a lawn mower. The device is designed for lawn mowers requiring one hand to hold down a knob to lift the rear flap on the lawn mower while the other hand lifts the catcher and hooks it in place over the flap. A catch made of quarter-inch thick canvas Bakelite is mounted on a stainless steel flange collar that provides a base and enables the catch to have clearance to move. A similar collar si

Coil Garden Hose

The Coil Garden Hose is a lightweight garden hose designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This permanently coiled hose is designed to be lighter and less bulky than conventional hoses, and it has straight sections at both ends for easy maneuvering. It has a polyurethane jacket and crush-proof nickel/chrome fittings to ensure a leak-proof connection. Industrial nylon spring guards at each end prevent kinking. DIMENSIONS: 25-, 50- or 80-foot lengths. COLOR:

Combination Seed Dispenser And Planting Mechanism

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a seeding system for employees with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury working in a greenhouse. The employees perform a variety of tasks that involve planting and growing crops. The employees plant seeds in flats, consisting of 12 trays of 2 x 2 inch cells for a total of 48 cells per flat. Each employee seeds two to three flats per day. The seeds are small and difficult to discern from the soil. The employees have varyi

Custom Adapted Wheelchair Lawnmower

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted lawn mower for an avid gardener and an individual enjoys working on her garden and also uses a manual wheelchair. Since sustaining a spinal cord injury, a woman uses a manual wheelchair for mobility but as a result she is no longer able to push a lawn mower and propel her wheelchair at the same time. To create a wheelchair lawnmower, a string line trimmer was modified to operate similar to an upright vacuum cleaner, pushin

Customized Hand Controls

The Customized Hand Controls are a driving control system designed for use by people with lower extremity or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury to use only their hands to operate automobiles, trucks, self-propelled lawn and garden equipment (including riding lawn mowers), and farm vehicles (including tractors). Each set of controls is individually developed for a user. The controls can be applied to the clutch, brakes, throttle and any other function of the vehicle. They can be int

Deep Seat Garden Kneeler

The Deep Seat Garden Kneeler is a garden knee pad designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities or arthritis. This extra-wide (front to back) padded kneeler has a powder-coated tubular steel frame with locking legs and a thick foam pad. Used with the pad down, the unit serves as a kneeler to protect knees and aids with lowering to the ground and rising. With the pad up, the unit serves as a bench. It folds flat for storage. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 24 x 9.5 x 19.5 inches. The pad

Deluxe Tractor Scoot With Bucket Basket

The Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket is a garden stool designed for use by senior or individuals with arthritis or balance or walking disabilities. Constructed of steel tubing with a powder-coated finish, this four-wheeled, steerable stool enables the user to sit while gardening and steer around garden beds without getting up. The tractor-style seat is height adjustable and swivels a full 360 degrees. This stool includes an accessory tray and bucket basket that mount under and behind th

Digging Tool

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To produce a long-handled digging tool designed for use by individuals in a sitting position. Cut curved handles out of wood with a bandsaw, designing them to be as long as needed to provide an easy reach from a sitting position. Attach a broken hay rake tine to create the digger. MATERIALS: Wood to be cut for handle; hay rake tine. TOOLS: Bandsaw. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic shop skills. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http:/

DIY Adapted Outdoor Plant Watering Wand Holder

The Adapted Outdoor Plant Watering Wand Holder is designed for use by individuals with limited upper and lower extremity coordination and strength as a result of cerebral palsy, stroke, arthritis and muscular dystrophy.  A traditional 36 inch outdoor plant watering wand (the kind that attaches to a hose) was attached to a fishing pole holder with a universal clamp that can be attached to any wheelchair or other mobility device. A handle was added to enable those with limited motion to independen

Easi Grip Weeder

The Easi Grip Weeder garden tool has a specially angled ergonomic handle making it comfortable to use. By keeping a user's hand and wrist at a natural angle, it helps eliminate the strains and blisters that can be caused by conventional style garden tools.

Easi-Grip Cultivator

The Easi-Grip Cultivator is a short-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The ergonomically-angled handle keeps the hand and wrist in a natural position and the three stainless steel tines helps prevent soil adhesion. The "soft-feel" non-slip grip prevents the tools from turning in the hand, giving a firmer grip, even in wet conditions. OPTIONS: Arm Support Cuff that plugs into the rear of the handle. DIMENSIONS: (23cm). W

Easi-Grip Fork

The Easi-Grip Fork is a short-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or arthritis. The ergonomically-angled handle keeps the hand and wrist in a natural position and the three-tine stainless steel tool helps prevent soil adhesion. The "soft-feel" non-slip grip prevents the tools from turning in the hand, giving a firmer grip even in wet conditions. OPTIONS: Arm Support Cuff that plus into the rear of the handle. DIMENSIONS: Overall lengt

Easi-Grip Trowel

The Easi-Grip Garden Trowel is a short-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The ergonomically-angled handle keeps the hand and wrist in a natural position and the stainless steel blade helps prevent soil adhesion. The "soft-feel" non-slip grip prevents the tools from turning in the hand, giving a firmer grip even in wet conditions. OPTIONS: Arm Support Cuff that plugs into the rear of the handle.

Edging Shear (Model 2034) & Lawn Shear (Model 2040)

Long handled edging shear, vertical or horizontal 7 inch blades, smooth pivot action. Handles 32 to 33 inches long, plastic grips.

Elite Gardening Gloves

The Elite Gardening Gloves are gardening gloves designed for use by men and women with arthritis, hand or wrist joint disabilities, or hand cramping or fatigue. These ergonomic gloves help protect and support the hand while permitting full dexterity. Made of washable, flexible cabretta leather (sheepskin), these gloves have breathable, stretchy neoprene motion zones over the knuckles; moisture ports between the fingers; and patented padding in the thumb, fingers, and palm to aid in reducing blis

Extendable Loppers

The Extendable Loppers are a long-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or short stature. This lightweight tool has a sharp blade to cut through branches, and the telescoping handles extend and lock into six positions. DIMENSIONS: The tool is 26.5 inches long with handles collapsed, and the handles extend from 19 to 32.5 inches. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds.

Fiskars Loop Handle Bypass Pruner

The Fiskars Loop Handle Bypass Pruners are pruners designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fine motor, grasping or upper extremity disabilities. These bypass pruners feature a comfortable Softgrip upper handle that allows for a firm grip and and helps prevent friction. The lower loop handle enables use of all fingers, protects knuckles when the gardener reaches into branches, and the ambidextrous locking mechanism is designed for left- or right-handed use. The

Fiskars Softouch Hand Tools

Fiskars Softouch Hand Tools are short handled garden tools designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. This set includes a cultivator, trowel, and transplanter trowel. These one-piece cast aluminum tools have an oversized cushioned grip handle with a thumb rest indentation for proper positioning to keep the wrist in a neutral position. WARRANTY: Manufacturer lifetime warranty.

Flexzilla Zillagreen Garden Hose

The Flexzilla ZillaGreen Garden Hose is a lightweight garden hose designed for use by individuals with balance or upper extremity disabilities. This lightweight hose is made from a premium polymer that stays flexible even in sub-zero temperatures. This hose lays flat on the ground and coils easily for storage. A ribbed inner core makes it extra strong and kink-resistant. The anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum fittings are crush-proof. DIMENSIONS: 50, 75 or 100 feet long x 0.625 inch in diameter.

Forever Premium Hose (Models Fxg5825, Fxg5850, Fxg5875, Fxg58100, Fxg3450, Fxg3475, & Fxg34100)

The Forever Premium Hose, models FXG5825, FXG5850, FXG5875, FXG58100, FXG3450, FXG3475, and FXG34100, is a garden hose with easy grasp connector, designed for use by individuals with arthritis, limited strength, or grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. The hose's Guard-N-Grip connector on this heavy duty hose protects the hose coupling from becoming damaged while making it easier to connect and disconnect the hose from any faucet or spigot. DIMENSIONS: Length is 25 feet (FXG5

Full Arm Cuff.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Full arm cuff, with two straps below and one above the elbow, with two tool handle pockets to facilitate holding a long handled garden tool. Instructions for constructing a full arm cuff of canvas webbing, three 2-inch metal rectangular rings, loop and hook velcro, leather or vinyl scraps and cord or shoelace. Lists materials and suggestions places to buy them. Includes diagram and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Beems, J TITLE: Adaptive Gard

Garden Apron.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Garden apron with several pockets to carry small items. Instructions are provided for sewing garden aprons, one with a bib and velcro ties, and one with a waist hoop. Both aprons have multiple pockets sewn into the fronts to carry small items. Includes materials lists, detailed sewing instructions and drawings of patterns. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph

Garden Chair.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Garden chair or bench for sitting while doing gardening chores. Attach boards to the bottom of chair legs (i.e., like sled runners) to prevent chair legs from sinking in the ground. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 16. PAGES (including cover):1 1984.

Garden Design.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Special methods of designing gardens for people with sensory or physical limitations. Suggestions are provided for garden designs, including surfaces, pathways, slopes, benches, steps, railings, and other planting tips. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 40-44. PAGES (including cover):1 1984.

Garden Grid (Model 301)

Garden Grid is 8 molded polyethylene logs which snap together to make a compact raised bed to which you add dirt. Hollow logs serve as irrigation system after filling them with water as needed. Earth colored logs can be arranged in the shape you desire. Extra logs may be purchased and attached to make bed taller. Log dimensions: 36 by 4 by 8 inches high. Garden Grid accessories available: trellis attachment $45. 00, cold frame attachment: $65.00, extra log $30.00.

Garden Hopper

The Garden Hopper is a garden cart and mobility aid designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, balance, or mobility disabilities or arthritis. This molded plastic four-wheeled cart had four large wheels, a textured molded seat with a molded built-in carrying handle, and an under-seat storage and carrying compartment with a beverage holder. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 23 x 13 x 12.5 inches. CAPACITY: 250 pounds

Garden Kneeler & Seat

The Garden Kneeler & Seat is a garden stool and knee pad designed for use by individuals with arthritis or balance, walking, mobility or lower extremity disabilities. When placed on its four legs, this product serves a a stool. When inverted, the user can kneel on the underside of the seat and use the legs for support. The underside of the seat features a removable, padded cushion that attaches with Velcro. Other features include molded-in support handles for transport and double-wall constr

Garden Kneeler.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Kneeling bench for working in garden. Wooden kneeling bench. Includes construction diagrams and materials list. Suggests covering knee pad with carpeting. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 12. PAGES (including cover):1 1984.

Garden Rocker Deluxe

The Garden Rocker Deluxe is a garden stool designed for us by individuals with arthritis, seniors, or individuals with walking, balance, or mobility disabilities. This stool features a curved rocker-shaped base with a full range of motion and adjustable seat height, a nylon-covered, oversized contoured cushion, six side pockets and a carry handle. DIMENSIONS: The seat is 16 inches wide and adjusts from 11 to 14 inches high. WEIGHT: 3.4 pounds. CAPACITY: 250 pounds. COLOR: Green.

Garden Scooter

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist people with mobility disabilities in engaging in gardening activities. To make this cart, cut the 2 x 4 into 6 pieces 6 inches long. Drill a 5/8-inch hole in the middle of two 2 x 4 pieces 1.5 inch from the end. Attach four 2 x 4 pieces with 3-inch wood screws perpendicular to the pine plank along backsides 2 inches from the end, far enough apart to support the stationary wheel/caster base. Attach two, 2 x 4 pieces (with holes) with 3-inch wood scre

Garden Seat

The Garden Seat is a stool designed to enable the user to get closer to the ground to comfortably tend a garden. The seat was made with two standard patio chairs cut, modified, and attached together with hose clamps. The arrangement allows two seating positions and transfer from or to a wheelchair. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by John Duffus for a user who could not tend the garden from a wheelchair. The device is intended to allow users to get closer to the ground to carry out garden chores.

Garden Seat And Valet

The Garden Seat and Valet is a grarden stool and short-handled garden tool set designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis, or seniors. This folding seat has a steel frame, a detachable storage tote, and five easy-to-handle garden tools. The storage tote has two zippered openings, one on the backside and one on the top for easy access from any angle. The exterior has five pockets to hold the included trowel, spade, weeder, hand held rake,

Garden Seat Kneeler (Model 09-110-4355)

The Garden Seat Kneeler, model 09-110-4355, is a garden knee support designed for use by individuals with arthritis or lower extremity disabilities. This soft garden kneeler reduces back and knee strain when getting up and down to do the gardening. Made from steel tubing around a raised, soft platform of polypropylene foam. A side handle provides support in getting up. The kneeler can also be turned over to use as a step or stool, and it folds flat for storage.

Garden Stool

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with lower extremity amputation to work in a small garden. A commercially-purchased garden stool had seating surfaces too narrow for the user to feel secure.The existing seating surfaces were replaced with wider, more fully padded ones. TITLE: Garden Guide. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 23 no 2, Winter 2003: p. 16-17. PAGES (including cover): 3 2003.

Gardeners Knee Rest

The Gardeners Knee Rest is a garden knee pad and stool designed for use by individuals with arthritis or lower extremity disabilities. Made of steel with thick foam padding, this knee rest fits between rows in vegetables gardens and flower beds. This stool has safety handles on each side to facilitate ease in bending down or rising to a standing position. The user can use the handles to maneuver the knee rest. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 12 x 17 x 10.5 inches. The foam is 2 inches thick. COLOR: Green fr

Gardening Container

Vertical containers from which plants grow out the sides. Can be used for raised bed gardening. Each unit can be used separately or as a building block which can be stacked, nested or attached to form many shapes and sizes. Each garden comes ready to take home and plant, complete with planting and assembly instructions, filled with special growing medium, and with the first crop's supply of fertilizer. Various sizes available (round and square) from holes for 13 plants to 67 plants. Accessories

Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves

Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves are gardening gloves designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These gloves are designed to be durable yet remain soft and pliable. The palm and fingers of these gloves are made of deerskin leather. The back is Lycra, nylon and foam with a Velcro closure on cuff. When first worn, the gloves are snug; as they are worn, they stretch and conform to the contours of the hand like a custom-tailored glove. SIZES: Women's or men's

Good Grips Garden Cultivator

The Good Grips Garden Cultivator is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel three-tined fork has prongs at right angles to the prongs to aerate surface soil. The cultivator has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver fork.

Good Grips Garden Fork

The Good Grips Garden Fork is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel fork resembles a small pitchfork. The fork has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver fork.

Good Grips Garden Weeder

The Good Grips Garden Weeder is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel two-tined fork has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver fork.

Good Grips Transplanting Trowel

The Good Grips Transplanting Trowel is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel trowel has a longer, narrower blade than a standard trowel. The slightly curved trowel has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver blade.

Good Grips Trowel

The Good Grips Trowel is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel trowel has a wide, slightly curved blad with an integral ruler to allow accurate measuring of planting depth. This trowel has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver blade.

Greenhouses.

Structural components or predesigned greenhouses. Complete selection of accessories including soil warmers.

Guide Wire For Garden

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with lower extremity amputation to safely work in a small garden. The individual had a lower extremity amputation and uses a cane, walker, scooter, or wheelchair for mobility; however none of these devices proved suitable for use in gardening. The wheelchair and scooter were too high, and when concentrating on a task, the individual would often move away from a cane or walker and then have difficulty going back to it. A guide wire system was cr

Hammer Splint

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with finger amputation to use a hammer. An Orthoplast (see separate entry) splint is softened in warm water and molded to the user's arm. A long-handled hammer is positioned along the splint; when the splint hardens, two holes are drilled through the splint and the hammer handle. Bolts are placed through the holes to secure the hammer to the splint. Two Velcro bands provide additional stability and a Velcro loop near the hammer head provides a l

Handle For Hand Tools.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Shaped handle on tool makes it easier to grasp. An epoxy putty can be applied to the handle of a tool. It is molded into the shape of person's grasp. When the putty is dry and hard it can be cleaned with soap and water. Helping Handles is an epoxy putty available from The Felix Co., Helping Hands Div., 9 Rice's Lane, Westport, CT 06880. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening

Handy Caddy - 4 Wheels

The Handy Caddy - 4 Wheels is a wheeled garden stool designed for use by seniors and individuals with arthritis or balance, lower extremity, mobility, or walking disabilities. This four-wheel cart can assist with jobs that require stooping, squatting, or kneeling. The stool has a steel-tubing frame and a steel, tractor-style contoured seat. The height-adjustable seat rotates 360 degrees for freedom of movement. The seat adjustment lever is on the side of the seat. Other features include a plasti

Heated Water Hose-25 ft

Heated Water Hoses allow workers with leg and arm impairments such as degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vertigo, traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and fibromyalgia.  It can be used to fill water tanks for pets and livestock without worrying about frozen hoses.  It is designed for watering livestock and pets in cold weather. The heated hose will remain above 45 degrees Fahrenheit so the worker can leave it outside even in cold weather. Thi

Homemade Planting Board

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Board with notches to help space plants evenly. A 4 foot board is bevelled on one side to make furrows. The other side has large notches cut at 12 inch intervals and shallow notches at alternate 6 inch intervals. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 14. PAGES (including cover):1

Hose Carrying Device.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation for garden hose to make it easier to carry for wheelchair users. Tie a 4 foot dowel or broom handle for the end of a hose. The rigid hose is much easier to carry without getting wet. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 24. PAGES (including cover):1 1984.

Kneelo

The Kneelo is a garden kneeling pad designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities or arthritis. This kneeling pad is made of memory foam, shock-absorbing foam, and waterproof Neoprene. The Kneelo can also be used for household chores like cleaning baseboards or as a seat cushion for bleacher seats or benches. This lightweight pad has a a contoured hole on one side for carrying. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 20 x 12 inches. COLOR: Union Jack flag pattern, gooseberry, poppy, fuchsia, euca

Lawnbott Evolution

The Lawnbott Evolution is a robotic lawnmower designed for use by individuals with mobility, walking, balance or lower extremity disabilities, arthritis, or spinal cord injury. This mower is designed to cut grass without human involvement. It mows, returns to the charger, and goes back out to mow when needed, all automatically. This mower is designed to handle 33,000 square feet of yard, or more than one acre of actual grass, and up to a 27-degree slope. The unit is self-programming, and as it m

Lawnbott Professional

The Lawnbott Professional is a robotic lawnmower designed for use by individuals with balance, walking, lower extremity, or mobility disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. This mower is designed to cut grass without human involvement. It mows, returns to the charger, and goes back out to mow when needed, all automatically. This mower is designed to handle up to a 1.25 acre lot with up to a 12- degree slope. Features include random spiral cutting and rain sensor. POWER: Uses rechargeabl

Lifetime Hose (Models Blf5850 & Blf58100 )

The Lifetime Hose, models BLF5850 and BLF58100, is a garden hose with easy grasp connector, designed for use by individuals with arthritis, limited strength, or grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. The hose's Guard-N-Grip connector is ergonomically designed so the user can connect the hose to a faucet or spigot, and also remove the hose, without turning or twisting the connector. It allows the hose to be tightened to the faucet so the connection is leak proof. It also protect

Liftable Hanging Planters

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Liftable Hanging planters allow those who are wheelchair bound, have short stature or other mobility disabilities grow and maintain a garden that accommodates their needs. A series of pulleys, wooden plyboard and plastic planters come together to create the liftable planters. COMMENTS: The pulley system allows the planters to be easily accessed and then retracted for display. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic woodworking. AUTHOR: "J_Boi" via Instructables.com. TI

Long-Handled Fork

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to do digging tasks in the garden. The fork has a long wooden handle and the tines were machined on a lathe to be curved slightly to reduce resistance and tapered to turn easily in the ground. A strip of gauze was wrapped around the handle to protect the user's hand. TITLE: Fred's Garden. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 21 no 4, Summer 2001: p. 17. PAGES (including cover): 2 2001.

Long-Handled Wand

The Long-Handled Wand is a hose nozzle and plant watering aid designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. The Wand enables the user to reach over, under, and around obstacles when watering. It is lightweight and designed to be easy to handle, and it has an insulated handle and a trigger lock to prevent hand fatigue. The nozzle's fine perforations apply water in a gentle shower regardless of flow rate. DIMENSIONS: 31 inches long with a 6-inch rubber grip and a 2

Master Craft 8-Inch Ratcheting Pruning Shears

The Master Craft 8-Inch Ratcheting Pruning Shears is a pruner designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength, or arthritis. This heavy-duty bypass pruner has ratchet action that requires less hand strength to cut through branches. Constructed of high strength aluminum body with finger guard, it has Teflon-coated precision hardened cutting blades. Theses shears have a cushion grip contoured handle for comfort and a built-in safety lock. DIMENSIONS: Cuts through

Motus D-Grip

The Motus D-Grip Handle is a tool grip designed for use by individuals limited upper extremity strength. The D-shaped plastic handle attaches to most tools, including shovels, rakes, brooms, etc. to provide additional leverage. The handle adjusts to any position. DIMENSIONS: Fits shafts 0.75 to 1.75 inches in diameter. COLOR: Black and white.

Motus T-Grip

The Motus T-Grip is a tool grip designed for use by individuals limited upper extremity strength. The straight plastic handle attaches at a right angle to the handle shaft of most straight-shaft tools, including shovels, rakes, brooms, etc. to provide additional leverage and push/pull assistance. DIMENSIONS: Fits shafts 0.75 to 1.75 inches in diameter. COLOR: Black.

Mule (Model 3138)

Folding all purpose caddy, made of coated aluminum, molded polycarbonate and stainless steel, 18 ounce canvas hopper, 2 wheels with semi-pneumatic rubber tires. Holds up to 100 pounds. Working dimensions: 25 inches high by 25 inches long by 21 inches wide. Folded size 27 inches high, 7 inches deep.

Multi-Use Garden Cart

The Multi-Use Garden Cart is a garden cart designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or balance disabilities or arthritis. This three-wheeled cart features a cushioned seat with backrest that swivels and adjusts up and down to the desired height. A rear storage area holds a standard 5-gallon bucket, and there are two side pockets and a pocket on the rear of the seat back for smaller items. Three large plastic wheels enable the user to move the unit while seated or by using pull handle

Mygrofarm Classic

The myGroFarm Classic is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities, arthritis, or spinal cord injury. This unit can be used indoors or outdoors to grow tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, salads, herbs, or flowers. The myGroFarm Classic can be used for soil or hydroponic gardening, and it accommodates a reservoir under the myGroBase for indoor gardening. The set includes a garden table container and stand. OPTIONS: Upgrade

Mygrofarm Deluxe

The myGroFarm Deluxe is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, arthritis, or spinal cord injury. This unit can be used indoors or outdoors to grow tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, salads, herbs, or flowers. The myGroFarm Deluxe can be used for soil or hydroponic gardening, and it accommodates a reservoir under the myGroBase for indoor or hydroponic gardening. The set includes a garden table container and stand, trellis and frame and my

Neegards.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Knee pads for use in kneeling when gardening. Sew foam padding to the inside of pants legs, or attach with velcro. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 13. PAGES (including cover):1 1984.

No Bend Weed Remover

The No Bend Weed Remover is designed for individuals with limited mobility and balance. It allows users to pull weeds without bending, kneeling, or digging. This long reach weed removing tool takes the hard work out weeding for people with back pain. The No Bend Weed Remover is easy to use. Center the 3 prongs over the weed and push downward firmly. Turn the handle to dislodge the weed roots and pull the weed up. Push the ejector to remove the weed from the prongs. The t-shaped handle increases

Pistol Grip File Handle (Model F-2)

The Pistol Grip File Handle, model F-2, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This pistol-grip ergonomic handle holds the file (not included) at a right angle to the handle, allowing ergonomically correct positioning of the fingers, hand, and wrist and providing more leverage than standard handles. The handle is equipped with a hole to accept most standard files. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long. WEIGHT: 2.5 ounces.

Pistol Grip With Hose Clamp Set (Model Pgb-1) & Economy Pistol Grip (Model Pg-K)

The Pistol Grip with Hose Clamps Set, model PGB-1, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. This set can be used to create an ergonomic, built-up handle for a variety of tools, including garden tools, paint brushes and more. The set includes one pistol grip, two hose clamps, and a fixed wrench for clamp adjustments. The Economy Pistol Grip, model PG-K, is the pistol grip with holes for hose clamps only but does not include the clamps or fixed

Plant Stem Clamp

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia and use of one hand to cut plant stems. The user has a spring-operated clamp worn on a rubberized rope around his neck. The clamp is used to steady the weed or plant stem, which can then be cut. TITLE: Fred's Garden. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 21 no 4, Summer 2001: p. 17. PAGES (including cover): 2 2001.

Post Puller T-post Puller

Post Puller T-post Puller is designed for use by farm workers with arthritis, back injury, cancer, cerebral palsy (CP), diabetes/diabetic neuropathy, hand injury, replaced joints (arthroplasty), scoliosis-kyphosis-lordosis, and degenerative joint disease. It allows workers to pull posts out of ground without having to dig around the post. Use leverage to pull posts out of ground without excessive struggling and digging.      

Power Lawn Mower Dead Man Switch

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Switch to turn off a power rotary lawn mower if the operator lets go of it. Intended as a safety factor. Describes an emergency turn-off switch for a power mower made with a bicycle caliper hand brake and brake cable. Switch is attached to the crosspiece of the mower handle and to a spring loaded spark grounding switch mounted on the engine block. COMMENTS: For information contact Leonard Anderson, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas Rehabilit

Powergear Hedge Shears

The PowerGear Hedge Shears are garden shears designed for use by individuals with arthritis, or weakness of the hand. These shears feature a patented gearing mechanism to multiply cutting force near the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest, making cutting easier than single-pivot hedge shears. Its precision-ground blades stay sharp, and a rust-resistant, low-friction coating makes cuts even easier when powering through tough branches. The aluminum handles are easy to grip, carry and ma

Powergear Large Pruner

The PowerGear Large Pruner is a pruner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fine motor, grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This pruner is specifically designed to fit large to medium sized hands comfortably. It are made with patented gearing technology that multiplies force in the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest, making cutting three times easier than with traditional single-pivot tools. Features include bypass-style precision steel bla

Powergear Lopper

The PowerGear Lopper is a long-handled tree pruner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or limited hand strength. This lopper features a patented gearing mechanism to multiply cutting force near the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest, making cutting easier than single-pivot loppers. A precision-ground bypass blade style stays sharp and resists rusting, and a low-friction coating makes cuts even easier. The lightweight, e

Powergear Pruner (Model 387361)

The PowerGear Pruner, model 387361, is a pruner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fine motor, grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This pruner is made with patented gearing technology that multiplies force in the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest, making cutting three times easier than with traditional single-pivot tools. It has bypass-style precision steel blades that stay sharp and resist rust through a low-friction coating that allows

Powergear Super Pruner/lopper

The PowerGear Super Pruner/Lopper is a pruner designed for use by individuals with arthritis or weakness of the hand. Power gear cutting action provides extra leverage and power. This lopper requires two-handed use to reduce the need to open the hands wide. With lightweight Nyglass handles and fully hardened blade, the lopper can cut stems up to 1.25 inches in diameter. DIMENSIONS: 15 inches long with a 1.5 inch cutting jaw. WEIGHT: 13 ounces. COLOR: Black with orange markings. WARRANTY: Lifetim

Radius A1 Super Pro Ergonomic Garden Set

The Radius A1 Super PRO Ergonomic Garden Set is a set of short-handled garden tools designed for use by seniors or individuals with arthritis or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This set includes the PRO weeder, PRO transplanter, and PRO border fork. All implements feature a large patented "O" handle for four times the gripping surface, increased leverage and room for both hands; an extra-wide raised forward kick for reduced strain, better balance and ease-of-use; and a resin-encased st

Radius Garden Tools

Radius Garden Tools are lightweight short handled garden tools designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other upper extremity disabilities. The Natural Radius Grip minimizes hand and wrist stress while maximizing power and comfort. These tools have an advanced ergonomic design that prevents painful wrist bending. They are constructed of ultra-light alloy with a Santoprene thermoplastic handle. This set includes a trowel, cultivator, transplanter, and weeder. DIMENSIONS(WxDxL): 3.25 x 3.

Raised Container Gardening.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Raised bed gardening for gardening in a sitting position. Use various sizes of old tires, with the largest on the bottom. Fill each tire with soil and stack to the desired height. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Chaplin, M.: Royal Horticultural Society. TITLE: Gardening for the Physiclly Handicapped and Elderly. REF: Book: B T Batsford Ltd, 4 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H 0AH: p 28. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1100. PAGES ( including cover): 2. 1978.

Raised Garden Beds

---- “DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To create a garden area with raised garden beds to be easily used by persons with mobility issues. The garden area was designed for a 15 by 13 foot space that composed of four-quadrant raised planting beds surrounded by 4 foot walkways with a 5 foot turnaround area in the center. The planter boxes are each 4 ½ by 3 ½ feet and are topped with an 8 inch wide boards for seating while working. INSTRUCTIONS: First, starting in the back corner, measur

Raised Gardens.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Several methods of raised garden beds for sitting gardeners. Several methods of doing raised garden beds are described, including tubs on wheeled bases, Raised wooden boxes (or large planter boxes with false bottoms), fertile bags on tables, living wall planters, and plant containers on pulleys. Includes descriptions and drawings. Also includes pros and cons of various types of raised gardening beds and containers. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editor

Reach Weeder

The Reach Weeder is a long-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. This 3-in-1 garden weeder digs, grabs, and slices. The weeder's telescoping handle extends, adding extra leverage. This gardening tool also has an ultra-light aluminum handle wrapped in a soft foam grip. This tool is designed for maintenance of established gardens and flower beds. DIMENSIONS: The handle extends from 43 to 67.5 inches.

Robohandle

The RoboHandle® is a handle extender for use by adults with carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive motion injuries, disabilities of the wrist or hand, or limited range of motion. The RoboHandle® attaches to a broom or rake type handle to help absorb the torque which reduces the potential for operator injury to arm, wrist, or hand.

Robomower (Model Rl1000)

The Robomower, model RL1000, is a robotic lawnmower designed for use by individuals with mobility, balance, walking, or lower extremity disabilities, arthritis, or spinal cord injury. It mows, returns to the charger, and goes back out to mow as scheduled by the user. This mower can handle up to a one-acre lot. The unit offers six blade settings in the front and two in the rear and features manual and automatic mowing modes, knobby drive wheels, and theft guard with password protection. An edger

Rolling Work Seat

Rolling Work Seats allow gardeners, farmers, mechanics and other workers with back or lower extremity impairments to complete low-profile tasks from a comfortable sitting position. It is ideal for users with amputation, ankle pain, arthritis, back pain, balance/core stability, cerebral palsy, fatigue, fibromyalgia, foot pain, heart disease, herniated disc, hip replacement, knee replacement, knee pain, leg amputation, lower extremity impairments, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, stroke, traumatic

Slim & Light Garden Hose

The Slim & Light Garden Hose is a lightweight garden hose designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Lightweight and flexible, this hose is made from high-quality, long-lasting polyurethane. The hose weighs less than half as much as a conventional hose, but it is built to last with industrial spring guards at each end to eliminate kinks. It also has extra-long, crush-proof, chrome-plated solid brass fittings to ensure leak-proof connections. D

Smith & Hawken 3-Piece Sprouts Short Handled Tool Set

The Smith & Hawken 3-Piece Sprouts Short Handled Tool Set is a set of short-handled garden tools designed for use by children or individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This set includes a hand rake, a trowel, and a hand shovel. The tools are intended for outdoor use and have wooden handles and painted metal heads. COLOR: Natural wood handles and green heads.

Snow Wolf Wheeled Snow Shovel

The Snow Wolf Wheeled Snow Shovel is designed to prevent lower back strain. Unlike traditional snow shovels, the Snow Wolf utilizes a large wheel to provide leverage and help you reduce back pain and risk of injury. The Snow Wolf is designed to be lightweight and easy to maneuver. It features a durable frame that folds down for easy storage and transport. In addition, there are a variety of accessories designed to help clear your walkways and driveways. OPTIONS: Snap-on wear strip, Gravel wheels

Standing Garden

The Standing Garden is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, balance, or mobility disabilities or arthritis or back injury or disabilities. This elevated garden is designed to be easily used by people in a standing or sitting position, including a person using a wheelchair, when planting, tending, and harvesting. The unit can be used to grow salad greens, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, and root crops on a deck, patio, or outside a door. The rot-

Stibilicers Turf

STIBILicers Turf slip-on cleats are designed for individuals with walking or balance disabilities. It provides dependable traction on slippery grass surfaces and uneven terrain. STIBILicers Turf is ideal for everyday home lawn care, professional landscapers, and maintenance crews. It works with sneakers, shoes and work boots while providing a low center of gravity.

Teak Stool For Shower Or Garden

The Teak Stool for Shower or Garden is a bathtub or shower stool designed for use by individuals with balance disabilities or arthritis. Handcrafted in Costa Rica of top-quality, sustainably-harvested American Eco-Teak, this rectangular stool has a slatted seat for drainage and is equipped with a slatted storage shelf under the seat. This stool can also be used outdoors as a garden stool.. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 19 x 16 x 16 inches. CAPACITY: 250 pounds. COLOR: Teak.

Telescoping Water Wand

The Telescoping Water Wand is a garden hose extension designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The unit is made of rust-resistant coated aluminum, and it has a spray head that can rotate 180 degrees and has seven spray patterns. It has a slip-resistant, rubberized soft-grip handle and is equipped with an ergonomically designed sliding thumb valve allows for water-flow control. DIMENSIONS: The wand's length adjusts from 36 to 55 inches.

Three-Piece Telescoping Tool Set

The 3-piece Telescoping Tool Set is a set of long-handled garden tools designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities and people who use wheelchairs. This set includes a trowel, a shrub rake, and a cultivator. The tools have strong, lightweight steel handles that telescope to fit the need. The tools have soft, nonslip grips and tool heads of heat-treated steel with a powder-coated, rust-resistant finish. Metal end rings allow hanging storage. DIMENSIONS: The handle

Tool Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Wrist holder for small hand tools. Standard wrist splints can be adapted to hold small hand held garden tools. The wrist splints are secured with velcro. Includes drawing of sample application. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 35. PAGES (including cover):1 1984.

Upright File Handle (Model F-1)

The Upright File Handle, model F-1, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This ergonomic handle holds a file (not included) at a right angle to the handle, allowing ergonomically correct positioning of the fingers, hand, and wrist and providing more leverage than standard handles. The handle is equipped with a hole to accept most standard files. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long. WEIGHT: 4 ounces.

Uproot Weed And Root Remover

The UpRoot Weed and Root Remover is a long handled weeder designed for use by individuals with arthritis, and difficulty bending. This garden tool features a long lightweight aluminum shaft that allows the user to remove garden and lawn weeds without kneeling or bending. Four serrated, stainless steel claws grab weeds by the root for a clean removal and an easy-eject mechanism clears the head between uses. Other features include a foot platform that makes it easy to step down and maximize force

Vegtrug Compact Patio Garden

The VegTrug Compact Patio Garden is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, or balance disabilities. This planter enables a person to garden with no bending or kneeling to plant, tend, or harvest. The elevated bed also means no weeds and fewer pests. The V-shape accommodates deep-rooted plants like tomatoes in the center and shallow-rooted crops like salad greens along the edges. A fitted fabric liner in included to keep soil contai

Vegtrug Patio Garden

The VegTrug Patio Garden is a raised bed container gardening system designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, or balance disabilities. This planter enables gardening with no bending or kneeling to plant, tend, or harvest. The elevated bed also means no weeds and fewer pests. Its V-shape makes efficient use of space and accommodates deep-rooted plants like tomatoes in the center and shallow-rooted crops like salad greens along the edges. A fitted fabric liner is included to

Water Wand Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Handle to assist holding watering wand for garden hose. A telephone holder, with a U- shaped palmar handle, is wrapped around the shaft of the watering wand. Secures with velcro. Includes drawing. Telephone receiver holders are commercially available from many sources including distributors of ADL devices. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burling

Wheelchair-Attached Lawn Mower

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a lightweight mower that can easily attach to a wheelchair for an individual with mobility disabilities. The design includes a plastic base with wheelchair attachments that allow the base to be suspended above the ground in front of the client's wheelchair without impeding the wheelchair's motion. Two cordless electric grass shearers are attached to a base, providing a 12-inch cutting width. The device provides an even cut only on very s

Wide Sweep / Back-Saver Lawn Rake (Model 83-Bs) And Back-Saver / Lite Lawn Rake (Model 81-Bs)

The Wide Sweep/Back-Saver Lawn Rake, model 83-BS, is a rake with an angled handle designed to reduce pain and stress on the back associated with raking. The Back-Saver/Lite Lawn Rake, model 81-BS, is similar to the Wide Sweep, but it has a smaller head and is lighter. Both have bent, tubular aluminum handles and spring steel teeth. DIMENSIONS: The Wide Sweep Rake has a head width of 30 inches and a handle 60 inches long; the Back Save Lite Rake has a narrower head width of 20 inches with a handl

Yard Butler Garden Kneeler Seat

The Yard Butler Garden Kneeler Seat is a garden stool and knee pad designed for use by individuals with arthritis or balance, walking, mobility or lower extremity disabilities. Made of steel, the unit has a foam-padded seat on one side and a padded foam kneeling cushion on the reverse. When placed on its four legs, this product serves a a stool. When inverted, the legs serve as aids for balance and standing. The legs lock in place for security. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 19.25 x 25 x 10.75 inches open

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