Many ideas were adapted from the following books:
Accessible Gardening for People
with Physical Disabilities, a
Guide to Methods, Tools, and Plants, by Janeen R. Adil, Woodbine
House 1994, ISBN 0-933149-56-5.
Accessible Gardening: Tips & Techniques
for Seniors & the Disabled, by Joann Woy, Stackpole Books 1997;
Backyards and Butterflies: Ways to Include
Children With Disabilities in Outdoor Activities by Doreen Greenstein,et
al, Brookline Books 1997; ISBN: 1571290117.
Container Gardening for the Handicapped
by Frank J. Schweller, ISBN: 096247200X, 1990.
Enabling Garden, Creating Barrier-Free Gardens
by Gene Rothert, HTR, Taylor Publishing Co. 1994, ISBN 0-87833847-0.
(Available at the Chicago Botanic Garden gift shop.)
Green Nature/Human Nature: The Meaning
of Plants in Our Lives (The Environment and the Human Condition),
by Charles A. Lewis, University of Illinois Press 1996; ISBN: 0252065107.
Note: Many rehabilitation hospitals have lending
libraries with accessible gardening books and guides for building
The American Horticulture Therapy
The Chicago Botanic Garden
Web site has numerous resources and information on enabling gardens
and 22 other gardens:
Gardening with Ease
The founders of Life with Ease which offers very useful ergonomically-designed
tools for daily living, now offers a complete line of gardening
tools, plus a customer service line to answer questions or locate
more gardening tools or solutions for you: 1(800) 966-5119.
Fine garden tools, quality brand names, and innovative and enabling
gardening products for gardeners of all ages and abilities.
Horticulture Therapy Links
National Gardening Association
The Standup Gardens
Gardener's Supply Co.
High quality gardening tools, including enabling tools.
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