by Nate Nate

Adaptive Planting Techniques

Adaptive garden seed planting techniques to productively overcome physical limitations. Small seeds can be difficult to plant and space accurately in a garden, especially for those with arthritis, loss of motor skills, and injuries to their hands. There are a number of options available to overcome these challenges and to precisely plant seeds in picture-perfect […]

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by Nate Nate

Adaptive Garden Tools (Part 1)

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 […]

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by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Don’t Let the Grass Grow Under Your Feet

We know there is still plenty of winter to come, but we thought now would be a good time to talk about some solutions to getting onto a lawn mowing when the user has a leg disability. We meet and talk with several people each year who want to keep doing their own lawn mowing, but have difficulty getting onto the mower, or operating the foot pedals. Read on to see of the solutions we have suggested over the years. 

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by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Not So Lazy Days of Summer


The work of a farmer is never over, but there are certainly seasons that are more or less busy. Now that the frenzy of preparing soil and planting is behind us, the month of July can allow just a little bit of a breather while we wait and pray for a good harvest.

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by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Workin in a winter wonderland

In case you weren’t aware, it is winter. Looking out my window in west Michigan, it looks more like early spring, but it is still chillingly cold, annoyingly wet, and January still has a week to go. Winter can be a slow time for trade workers, and most days can be spent in the comfort. However, farmers, loggers, builders, excavators, and many others have to spend many days outside in harsh conditions. Read on to find out more about making your work a bit easier this winter.

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by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Multitasking materials in future construction and architecture

Installations are often a practically invisible part of a building. Miles of cables, piping, tubes and wires are concealed behind the ceilings, floors, walls and foundations. The facilities themselves are tucked behind voids or form unsightly blemishes on rooftops. Future Buildings The ultimate tribute was the radical 1977 design of the Centre Pompidou in Paris […]

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by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Design and Advanced Materials As a Driver of European Innovation

In recent years advanced materials have emerged and are having a major impact on the products around us. Coming from science and technology advanced materials can outperform traditional materials as they for instance can be tougher, can withstand higher temperatures, and can be tailored into new shapes. When combining these materials with design the door […]

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