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Country Lore: Wheelchair Gardening

An activist organization offers a suggestion to facilitate wheelchair gardening.

| May/June 1985

Handycaps Unlimited, of Washington, D.C., writes to remind us all that "this is the International Decade for the Disabled — so why not provide a Country Lore feature on disabled gardening?" Why not, indeed? And here's the suggestion HU provided. "Stack three discarded automobile tires atop each other and fill the resulting container with good soil. This is exactly the height of a wheelchair seat, allowing a handicapped gardener to tend his or her crops from the chair. A series of these three-tire planters placed in a straight line down the garden makes wheelchair gardening possible using the space alongside the row of tires as a pathway."





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