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Video Series: Accessible Gardening

Digging in the dirt, planting seeds and growing flowers or food is pleasurable and rewarding. Gardening provides exercise and mental stimulation.

Gardening can relieve tension. With its clear cause-and-effect nature, it can foster a sense of expectation, of accomplishment, self-reliance and responsibility. Moreover, with some adaptations (raised beds and special tools, for example), gardening can be barrier-free and fully inclusive.

Organic Gardening

We all know that eating healthy is important especially for people living with disabilities but why is eating organic vegetables important? Wendy Crawford explains.

Adaptive Gardening Tools

Wendy Crawford shows an array of tools that will make your gardening experience fun.

Planting an Accessible Garden

Wendy Crawford shows you how to plant an accessible garden including her trick for holding the seeds.

Adaptive Kitchen Tools

Robyn Keller, a C6/7 quadriplegic, has come up with some tools and tricks she uses to make her time in the kitchen productive and joyful.

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