Books on this subject?

madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)December 12, 2003

Does anyone know of good books on the subject of how people with disabilities can garden? I had one entitled "The Enabling Garden" until someone borrowed it and never returned it, and I cannot find it at used book websites.

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cburg(z6PA)

here's a few including the one you may have had - i would check eBay or amazon or barnes/nobles etc as they may have used copies for sale:
The Able Gardener: Overcoming Barriers of Age & Physical Limitations-A well-illustrated informative book that covers areas such as mail-order sources, indoor gardening and raised beds. The book includes dozens of suggestions for adapting tools, managing garden tasks and creating accessible yards. Available from: Storey Communications, Inc., 105 Schoolhouse Road, Pownal, VT 05261 or call (802) 823-5811. Price: $27.95

The Enabling Garden: Creating Barrier Free Gardens-This book provides information on the best tools and techniques to make gardening easier. It includes easy-to-follow diagrams for wheelchair-accessible raised beds and paths. Available from: Taylor Publishing Company, 1550 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235 or call 800-947-0402. Price: $13.95

Accessible Gardening For People with Physical Disabilities: A Guide to Methods, Tools, and Plants-This book outlines gardening aspects-accessible paths and ramps, garden designs, tools, and plant selection. Includes a section on children's gardening. Available from: Woodbine House, Inc., 6510 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20871 or call (800) 843-7323. Price: $16.95.

Able to Garden-This is a practical guide for elderly gardeners and those with disabilities. It has ideas for gardening in limited spaces and includes container gardening and tool selection. ISBN #0713461373, publisher Trafalgar Square. Price: $22.95.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2003 at 9:57PM
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GhostOfaChance

Check out half.com for some of these books. The Able Gardener is 3.50 in hardback.

http://half.ebay.com/search/search.jsp?nthTime=1&product=books&query=The+Able+Gardener

Accessible Gardening is 8.50.

http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=1141790&domain_id=1856&meta_id=1

I love half.com. I buy a lot of books, cd's and software there. They're part of Ebay and very reliable. Good luck.

Chance

    Bookmark   December 20, 2003 at 1:04PM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

I plan on checking these books out to see if i can find them. Thought someone else would be interested.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2007 at 4:54AM
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luna_llena_feliz

I am lucky my local library carries all of them! I usually check out the books from the library and then decide if I want to purchase them.

Thanks so much Chance for the info about half.com. I never checked them out before. What a great find! Thank you!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 12:41AM
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