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RE: Elderly gardeners


Please check out our archives at http://www.community_garden@mallorn.com
where we have several discussions about community gardens and the elderly
including raised beds suitable for wheelchair gardening. You also might want
to email Elmer Morehouse of  the Southfield Senior Citizen's Garden (
Physa@aol.com) who runs a rather extensive Senior Citizen's Garden.

Good luck!


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Martha Stiegman [SMTP:mstieg@CAM.ORG]
> Sent:	Wednesday, March 29, 2000 10:46 AM
> To:	'community_garden@mallorn.com'
> Subject:	[cg] Elderly gardeners
> We are planning to encorporate a group of elderly people into our
> collective garden this summer. We do not have raised beds, which would
> make bending over and such easier for older people.
> Can anyone point me to on-line resources for tips on how we can
> integrate them into the garden?
> Does anyone have experiences they can share i.e.- what kind of tasks you
> set up for people who are less mobile?
> Martha Stiegman
> Eco-initiatives
> Montreal, Canada
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