Adaptive Gardening

At the end of a gardening session do you slowly rise to your feet, stretch, and feel the pains that toiling in the soil bring to your body?  How many of us take the time to think about how the same activity level would affect a person with limited flexibility, one who is an amputee, or a person who is wheelchair bound?  This summer I have been privileged to look at these issues from an up close and personal perspective.  When we are young, bending, reaching, hauling heavy items, and Read More …

“Outside the Box” Gardening

Some summers are meant for gardens that only a long Alaskan winter can inspire.   They are well planned beauties that encompass every bit of space your yard (and sometimes the neighbor’s) can sustain.   If you are like me and have just moved and are spending every waking moment working like a mad woman to get the inside of your home in order before the fish come in and the berries are on, smaller scale gardening is a must.   The home we are in does not have any Read More …