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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Registration Now Open for Gardening with Physical Limitations Webinar

March 31, 2020
an outdoor garden with flowers and bushes

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is hosting a free webinar on how to engage in gardening activities with physical limitations. In this webinar, Laura Akgerman, Disabilities Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility & Ohio State University Extension, will address a variety of disabilities, especially ones that limit mobility, movement, strength, range-of-motion, and energy/fatigue. Learn good habits, techniques, tools, and Universal Design solutions to continue gardening with a disability, arthritis, low vision, and other age or health related conditions including how medications can affect sensitivity to sun exposure, dehydration, and energy levels. Special attention will be given to decreasing the risk of secondary injury; working smarter, not harder; and modifying your garden and the way you work to fit your ability, now and in the future. You do not have to stop gardening just because you have physical limitations!

This webinar will take palce on Thurday, April 9th from 11:00am-12:00pm EST and is open to those within and outside the OSU community. Registration is required and this webinar is limited to 500 participants. You can register for this webinar here