Smart and easy gardening Feb. 26  at Lewes Public Library

February 5, 2014

The Accessible Gardening Committee of the Sussex County Master Gardeners is teaming up with the Lewes Public Library to offer a free presentation designed to help gardeners cultivate their green thumbs despite mobility issues or other limitations. The workshop will include ideas on removing barriers to gardening through creative adaptations of tools, techniques, and garden layout. A display of adaptive tools will be available for gardeners to explore.

Impediments to gardening aren’t always readily apparent. A person might have trouble with eye-hand coordination or fine motor coordination; decreased strength, stamina or flexibility; poor balance; chronic pain; or increased sensitivity to heat, sun or cold. Even gardeners without these kinds of barriers can find inspiration in Garden Smart, Garden Easy. The goal of Garden Smart, Garden Easy is to encourage gardeners to continue to enjoy the physical, emotional, and social aspects of gardening with a few simple modifications.

The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the second-floor meeting room of the library at 111 Adams Ave. in Lewes. Preregistration is required by visiting or by calling the library during regular business hours at 302-645-2733.

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