Adaptive garden tools to productively overcome physical limitations.
Fresh air, sunshine, and getting your hands dirty while gardening is therapeutic and a fantastic way to boost mental health and physical well-being. Gardening can save you money, it can provide food security, and it can provide loads of vitamin-rich food to keep your family healthy. Studies have even shown anti-depressant benefits come from getting your hands dirty in the soil, so let’s dig in!
While tending a garden has traditionally been considered hard and “back-breaking” work, we’ve compiled some various tools and techniques that will make gardening much easier and rewarding, and will ENABLE you to pursue this productive activity no matter what physical challenges you may face. This is Part 1 of our 3-part Gardening Series. Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3!
Ability Solution 1:
Easi-Grip Hand Tools.
Do you suffer from stiff hands, or difficulty holding onto garden tools? For those suffering from arthritis, carpal tunnel, or hand weakness, using garden tools can be painful or even seem impossible to do. Take heart, there is a solution for you! These adaptive gardening tool handles change the angle of grip to a 90 degree angle which gives you the maximum amount of grip with the least amount of effort. This reduces the strain on your hands and wrists which means you can spend more time comfortably working your garden space. Easi-Grip Add-On Handles can also be purchased to attach to your favorite hand tools and make them easier to use.
Ability Solution 2:
Rolling Work Seat.
For those with difficulty bending down or kneeling on the ground to work, consider a rolling work seat. A rolling work seat gives you a comfortable spot to sit and significantly alleviates lower back pain and leg cramps while tending your garden. A rolling works seat lets you stay seated and roll along the row as you work, with no need to stand up to move on to the next space. This model includes a steering handle to make it easier to turn or adjust your course as you go.
Ability Solution 3:
Tear it up!
The Power Plant Auger attaches to any cordless drill for a fast and easy way to auger holes into the dirt for transplanting flowers and seedlings into your garden. Gardeners who suffer from arthritis, hand, arm, or shoulder disabilities will find this a convenient and labor saving alternative to using a hand trowel. The Power Planter can even cut through small roots and hard ground, enabling you to plant more bulbs and seedlings faster than ever. It is available in multiple lengths to make it easier for you to dig holes at a comfortable level with any battery powered drill.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. – Apostle Paul