Gardening General

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hands Free Umbrella Holder

The Brella Bag Hands Free Umbrella Holder is designed for one-handed individuals, those confined to a wheelchair, or for those with upper extremity disabilities who have trouble holding an umbrella to keep them dry while in a wheelchair or in the garden. Lightweight. Deep pouch to hold either a straight or curved umbrella shaft. Features an adjustable strap that wraps around the neck and shoulder. The back strap has a belt loop used to hold the bag more securely. It also features a convenient sn

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

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.

Jolly Kneeler

The Jolly Kneeler is a garden knee pad designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities or arthritis. Made of flexible, CFC-free polyurethane, this pad is designed according to orthopedic guidelines and has individual wells for each knee. This lightweight, portable kneeler has a built-in carrying handle. It can also be used for household chores. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 14.5 x 10 x 1.625 inches.

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

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 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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-

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.

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.

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

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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