Technology for Independent Living


Gardens aren’t just for the birds and the bees. Lot’s of people with disabilities enjoy gardening. And you don’t always have to have raised beds to be a gardener. Don’t be stumped about where to start, here are a couple of tools that make the job easier! Try adding Easi-Grip handles to the tools you already own. Simply slip the handle of the tool into the two stainless steel clamps which can be finger tightened with the plastic wing nuts. You can add one or several to traditional rakes, hoes, brooms, and other tools with long shafts. With the handles fitted on, the user is able to work in an upright position, preventing back strain, giving a wider field of work without twisting the body. It improves leverage, making it easier and less painful when gardening. You can benefit from the mental and emotional stimulation working in the garden. Other tips include maximizing perennial plantings, they take less care each year. Place herbs, lavender and other plants close by so they release their fragrance when brushed. Mulch around your plants to reduce weeding. Install hard surface garden paths to allow wheelchair access.

No need to throw in the “Trowel”

These tools allow gardeners who work in a seated position to reach ground level without bending over. The angled handle keeps hand and wrist in a natural and comfortable position. The length of the tool is adjustable and eliminates strain on back and shoulders. “Soft feel” non-slip grip handle gives comfort even when wet. The Arm Support Cuff assists gardeners with weak hands or wrists. Easily plugs into numerous tools and allows forearm and upper arm strength to be used to move the tool, decreasing strain on wrist and fingers.

Trowel $34.95
Support Cuff $9.95