Ideas for Older Gardeners
For a brief overview of gardening adaptations as a person ages, check out Gardening With the Elderly from the Ohio State University Extension. Diane Relf, one of the pioneers of horticultural therapy, has prepared a more extensive overview in Gardening in Raised Beds and Containers for Older Gardeners and Individual with Physical Disabilities
Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilities: A Guide to Methods, Tools, & Plants, by Janeen R. Adil (Idyll Arbor, 1995; $17.00) offers methods, materials, information sources, and details about specially designed garden equipment.
Accessible Gardening: Tips & Techniques for Seniors & the Disabled, by Joann Woy (Stackpole Books, 1997; $16.95) has information on how to plan and lay out an accessible garden, as well as how to construct a variety of accessible garden features, including tabletop gardens.