Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Bird Walk at the Arboretum
Fall is a beautiful time to visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Bring your binoculars and head off on a special guided Birding Walk, co-sponsored by SF Botanical Garden Society and the Audubon Society. Species from hummingbirds to hawks have been spotted! Meet 15 minutes before tour at the Garden Bookstore near the Main Gate on the first Sunday of every month. The November walk takes place from 8-11am, Sunday, November 2, 2008. For information on this and other programs call: 415/661-1316 or visit or


Gardening with Disabilities
If you garden with a disability, or are disabled and wish you could garden, The Enabling Garden, by Gene Rothert (Taylor Publising Company) is the book for you. It contains information on the best tools and techniques to make gardening easier and more accessible. There are diagrams for easy-to-build raised beds, containers, paths and more.

An Enabling Garden is an area where all people can participate in gardening, making it safe and comfortable. Gardening has long been known to relieve stress and keep us in touch with the earth. Gardening also has a very special social network that brings all kinds of people together.

The Enabling Garden provides tips on ergonomic tools, planting techniques, lists of plants that adapt to specific needs and even tips for visually impared gardeners. If you know anybody who loves to garden but can't get around like they once did, I heartily recommend this book. The book is 150 pages including index and retails for a mere $13.95.


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