Tuesday 10th April, 2012
3:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension
Dr. LaVona Traywick
Assistant Professor Gerontology
University of Arkansas
Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
Endless Gardening is a component under the AgrAbility umbrella that addresses four key areas: arthritis, lower back pain, raised garden beds, and hand protection.
Suffering from arthritis or lower back pain doesn’t mean you have to give up gardening. These areas address tips, tools, and techniques such as joint protection and proper posture when sitting, standing, or lifting that you can follow to optimize your gardening experience.
Raised garden beds not only reduce the need to bend and stoop helping to provide pain-free gardening, they can also be made wheelchair accessible. The options are almost endless so you can design one that fits in with your needs and landscape.
Gardening can be rough if your hands are not properly protected. Gardening Gloves covers the best type of glove to wear depending on your gardening needs.
Don’t Let the Dirt Hurt covers stretching 4 minutes before, during, and after gardening to help reduce stiffness, tightness, and increase productivity.
This workshop will include a lecture, handouts, and hands-on activities.
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