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Master Gardener Tips May 28, 2024

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By Debbie Post, University of Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

Gardening can be easily modified when physical activity is a challenge for you. If you think outside the box. Use kneeling pads, small stools, long-handled utensils, and raised beds to decrease affected joint movements. A tool belt or apron with pockets filled with all your supplies eliminates excess walking, conserving energy. Rakes or shovels can be used as a cane or support when getting up and down. Rolled carts or planters with wheels lessen bending and lifting. Gardening can be accessible to all.