Book by Rothert, Gene
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This is a personal account of horticultural therapy, or gardening with disabilities, by someone who shares his own firsthand experiences. Rothert, the manager of urban horticulture at the Chicago Botanic Garden and president of the American Horticultural Therapy Association, discusses gardening while one is seated, making raised beds and smooth paths, selecting appropriate plants and tools, and performing maintenance chores. This title covers some of the same ground as Able To Garden (LJ 7/91) and John Pierce and Roland Barnsley's Easy Lifelong Gardening (LJ 6/1/93) but contains more personal tips. Rothert includes lists of his favorite plants, organizations, enabling gardens, and sources for gardening supplies. Recommended for libraries that need additional material on the subject.
Laura Lipton, Miller Horticulture Lib., Seattle
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Rothert's concept of barrier-free gardening is directed at older gardeners and people with disabilities. He brings considerable expertise to bear on the subject as a horticultural therapist who manages the Chicago Botanic Garden's "Learning Garden for the Disabled" program. A basic checklist helps to assess abilities, then sound advice is offered for selecting tools, materials for pathways, and plants. Specific suggestions follow for adapting the garden with containers, raised beds, or vertical structures. Beginning gardeners will find the step-by-step approach most apt, with concise information on the design process--from analyzing the site to compiling a wish list for garden features. Garden maintenance is covered in brief, but lists provide additional sources for helpful counsel and plant selection. Alice Joyce
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Descrizione libro Taylor Trade Publishing, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110878338470
Descrizione libro Taylor Trade Publishing, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0878338470