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Limited Sight, Unlimited Gardener

Keeping the Garden Alive Northern Michigan gardener Connie Payne is legally blind from a condition known as retinitis pigmentosa. Her vision is limited to a small central spot, which is also imperfect. But as her vision has deteriorated, she has… Continue Reading Limited Sight, Unlimited Gardener

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Living With Vision Loss

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.  Helen Keller Losing your vision never has to mean losing your independence or holding back from doing the things you love to do. At… Continue Reading Living With Vision Loss

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How I became a gardener. By Ellen Di Nardo

Getting ready for the growing season. Right after the beginning of the year I go through my seed collection and make notes on a document on the computer as to what I need to order for the year, both seeds… Continue Reading How I became a gardener. By Ellen Di Nardo

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Seeing with Other Senses: Gardens for the Blind

Gardening offers blind plant lovers the opportunity to connect with nature, relax and grow food and herbs* Blind Gardening Opportunities I first became aware of the subject of blind gardening when my friend Kitty, now blind after years of deteriorating… Continue Reading Seeing with Other Senses: Gardens for the Blind

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How do I start my Accessible Garden

Free eBook, Gardening for Every Body The best place to start redesigning your garden to make it safer and easier to work in, is to download the eBook, Gardening for Every Body, written by the the University of Missouri Extension,… Continue Reading How do I start my Accessible Garden

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