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
- Staff has completed the poster Yoga Stretches for Farmers. This 11″x17″ color poster is designed to be hung in barns and farm workspaces to remind people to take care of their bodies.
- Boots-2-Bushels practical work experience is continuing this summer. Read about it here: “Boots-2-Bushels Pivots After Start of Pandemic“. The program was also featured in the Bangor Daily News and on YouTube video.
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 www.agrability.org/online-training/archived/webinar-series. Another farm succession webinar is planned for August 26.
The BackSaver 3 Straight Auger Mover is designed to enable one person to transport a straight auger (or conveyor) unit to any desired 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.