Gardening in the Mountains Presents:
Gardening for all Abilities—Gardening for a Lifetime
Are your special needs or changing physical abilities keeping you out of the garden? Are your garden chores becoming more challenging? Do you know how to select tools and equipment that will keep you healthy and safe in the garden? In this presentation Mary Hugenschmidt and Suzanne Wodek, Master Gardener Volunteers and longtime teachers of therapeutic horticulture, will tell us about ergonomic tools, garden structures and design, and proper body mechanics to get us back in the garden and keep us gardening for life.
Table of Contents
If you would like to view a particular portion of the video, here is the Table of Contents for the program with links. The link will take you to the precise location in the YouTube video.
3:35 Warmup Exercises
10:10 Plan Your Work
12:25 Injury Hot-Spots
12:58 “Gardening Doesn’t Have to Hurt Your Back” Video
20:41 Digging Tools
23:55 Weeding Tools
27:55 Raking Tools
29:22 Hand Tools
35:00 Saws and Pruners
39:35 Hori knife
40:50 Adaptive Modifications
43:45 Kneeling Bench
Handouts, including: Gardening Exercises and Body Mechanics; Sources of Tools for Easier Gardening; and, the Bibliography for this talk.