AgrAbility News for June 2020

Maine AgrAbility News

On June 16, Maine AgrAbility presented the webinar “The Essentials of Accessibility: School and Community Gardens.” This presentation discussed planning for school and community gardens for all users including those of all ages and abilities. The presentation included concepts on making the garden an enjoyable destination and how assistive technology in the form of adaptive garden tools can help. To view the recorded webinar visit.

ME AgrAbility has updated its website by adding a video page. This has links to their videos organized by:

  • Success Stories
  • Learn More
  • Gardening and Ergonomics
  • Assistive Technology

National AgrAbility News

The NAP had a record attendance of approximately 250 for the LIFE Project webinar “Roots of the Soil: Land Succession Issues among African American Farm Families” on July 8. The webinar and related materials are archived at Another farm succession webinar is planned for August 26.

Toolbox Spotlight

The BackSaver 3 Straight Auger Mover is designed to enable one person to transport a straight auger (or conveyor) unit to any desired Man walks next to straight grain auger and moves it using the BackSaver 3 Straight Auger Mover. Grain bin and pickup truck are in background.destination by walking next to it and maneuvering the Backsaver’s motorized wheel jack. The three-wheeled, 12-volt-battery-powered, remote-controlled BackSaver 3 also serves as a swing hopper mover and a lifter so that the hopper can be transported with the straight auger and maneuvered into position.