Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tips and Techniques for Seniors and the Disabled

Tipsand Techniques for Seniors and the Disabled
Joann Woy. 1997; 214 pp. $16.95 ($20.95 postpaid). Stackpole Books, 5067 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17o55, Soo/732-3669, fax 717-7960412, sales@stackpolebooks.com, www.stackpolebooks.com.
When I was recovering from a back injury, this book would have been a godsend. In fact, some of the specifics would be useful in avoiding the sore muscles and strains that accompany gardeningin general. Accessible Gardeningprovides great ideas for those who want to garden from wheelchairs, who use walkers, have trouble bending, or have reduced wrist or leg strength. To say the least, this is a very useful book with helpful sections on how to modify tools, surface paths for safety and beauty, raise plant beds to reduce stooping, and create accessible garden and garden path layouts. Many of the suggestions make gardens more intimate for any user.

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