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April 2019


Maine AgrAbility at SASWCD adaptive gardening classMaine AgrAbility's Ellen Gibson presented an "Adaptive Gardening" class for the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District (SASWCD) on March 5. She covered topics on how to continue gardening with barriers, how to work smarter & conserve energy, and a discussion of simple ergonomic techniques. She also had a show and tell of favorite tools, with SASWCD raffling off a garden rocker at the end of the event.

Other activities this month included an AgrAbility 101 presentation to rehabilitation clients at Maine Center for Integrated Rehabilitation in Fairfield, and a discussion with a Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) OT professor to talk about OT students working with AgrAbility farmer clients. Staff also exhibited program information at the Maine Grass Farmers Network conference at KVCC in Hinckley and exhibited and presented a "Gardening for a lifetime" workshop at the Healthy Living Days event at Longfellow's Greenhouse in Manchester.

Submitted by Lani Carlson