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Vertical gardening for people with disability


Gardening has long been a source of joy and fulfillment, but for those with disabilities, traditional gardening practices can present obstacles especially for those with physical limitations. A new wave of gardening solutions, particularly vertical garden planters, is making this humble hobby more accessible and enjoyable. What's even more remarkable is that these innovative products are designed by someone living with disability, and understands the frustrations of limitations in the garden.

Navigating Gardening with a Disability:

People with disability often face challenges when navigating traditional gardens due to uneven terrain, limited mobility, and the difficulty of reaching low beds. Needing assistance to do things in the garden can put a dampener on people's enthusiasm.

Embracing Vertical Garden Planters:

Vertical gardening has emerged as a practical and inclusive alternative for people with disability, and particularly physical limitations either from disability or old age. By growing plants vertically, this gardening method allows people to get in the garden without the constant need for bending or kneeling. Not only does it optimize space, but it also minimizes physical strain, making gardening more accessible to more people. 

Inclusive Design: Hand made design.

Roger may not strike you as a farmer, given he has one arm however he was the designer behind our vertical garden system, which yes, he made by hand.  With the unique perspective of someone with limb loss, a line of vertical garden planters has been developed that goes beyond functionality. These planters are not only ergonomic but also boast a stylish design, enhancing the gardening experience people people who want to get back out there.

The Advantages of Vertical Gardening:

  1. Space Efficiency: Vertical garden planters make efficient use of space, making them ideal for small yards, balconies, or even indoor gardening. This is particularly beneficial for those with limited space or those who find navigating a larger garden challenging. They are also great for rental properties with the ability to take your plants with you.

  2. Physical Strain Reduction: The elevated design of vertical garden planters eliminates the need for constant bending or kneeling, lessening the physical strain on the body. This design feature makes gardening more accessible and enjoyable for individuals with mobility challenges.

  3. Height Adjustable: We have built and designed custom systems for people specific to their heigh requirements, such as being in a wheelchair. Unlike some disability garden products that may have a large bench or tray to bend over and reach the middle, the Verti Gro Australia planters are easy to get to, without bending or leaning, which is great for people who may not have good core stability or balance. 

  4. Aesthetic Appeal: Beyond functionality, our planters just look good!

Gardening is an Aussie tradition that should be accessible to everyone, regardless of physical abilities. Vertical garden planters, especially those designed by Roger, who understand the challenges of disability, are helping to change how we can get people back into gardening. By embracing these innovative solutions and promoting inclusive design, we can ensure that the therapeutic and fulfilling benefits of gardening are enjoyed by all. 

As we say, growing up is for everyone. 


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