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National AgrAbility Project's database now offers info on horticulture, gardening, and forestry.
Gardeners with disabilities, such as individuals in Craig Hospital's horticultural therapy program, have a new resource for helpful information. Photo by Craig Hospital.
People with disabilities looking for some help on the farm or with some home gardening have a new place to go for assistance.
The National AgrAbility Project’s online assistive technology database, The Toolbox, has expanded its offerings to include horticulture, gardening and forestry tools.
The Toolbox (agrability.org/toolbox) is a collection of products that help agricultural workers with disabling injuries or illnesses complete difficult tasks in easier and more effective ways, such as with modified hand controls for utility vehicles, tools with extended handles, and heavy-duty outdoor wheelchairs and scooters.
New products include log-cutting and brush-clearing equipment for owners of woodlands and forests, and orchard and nursery aids for fruit and vegetable farmers.
AgrAbility, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, includes the National Project led by the Breaking New Ground Resource Center at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.).
For more information, visit agrability.org/toolbox.
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