Gardening Resources
Many ideas were adapted from the following books:
Accessible Gardening: Tips & Techniques for Seniors & the Disabled, by Joann Woy, Stackpole Books 1997; ISBN: 0811726525.
Backyards and Butterflies: Ways to Include Children With Disabilities in Outdoor Activities by Doreen Greenstein,et al, Brookline Books 1997; ISBN: 1571290117.
Container Gardening for the Handicapped by Frank J. Schweller, ISBN: 096247200X, 1990.
Enabling Garden, Creating Barrier-Free Gardens by Gene Rothert, HTR, Taylor Publishing Co. 1994, ISBN 0-87833847-0. (Available at the Chicago Botanic Garden gift shop.)
Green Nature/Human Nature: The Meaning of Plants in Our Lives (The Environment and the Human Condition), by Charles A. Lewis, University of Illinois Press 1996; ISBN: 0252065107.
Note: Many rehabilitation hospitals have lending libraries with accessible gardening books and guides for building raised beds.