Special Considerations

Gardening is, by far, one of the most popular pastimes in the United States.  It can provide both physical and mental benefits.  But this relaxing hobby can become a chore when one is faced with physical limitations.  But with a little creativity and planning, people who have never gardened, or who haven't been able to garden recently can enjoy this rewarding hobby.  Below you'll find links to pages dealing with specific health issues that you may be encountering as you begin or continue to garden. 

Gardening for Kids with Disabilities

Gardening Techniques for the Visually Impaired

Gardening Hints for People with Arthritis

Tips for Easier Gardening

Gardening Strategies for People with Heart and Lung Problems

Basic Principles of Prevention of Repetitive Motion Issues

Tips and Techniques for the Senior Gardener

Tips for Gardeners who use Wheelchairs

Easy Tips to Modify Garden Tools for Gardeners with Back Problems