Boots 2 Bushels at Chase Stream Farm

woman with a baseball cap standing behind a display tablet talking to a group of onlookers
Brie Weisman, OT talks about AgrAbility.


It was a great day at Chase Stream Farm with Maine AgrAbility’s Boots-2-Bushels first summer hands-on field day.  The group of veteran farmers from across the state gathered in Monroe to learn about irrigation on the farm.  They were able to practice hands-on installing an irrigation system in a high tunnel, and practice transplanting seedlings using a Hatfield Planter. This type of assistive technology can help reduce bending and twisting during this activity.

people standing in front of a hightunnel listening to a farmer
Farmer Tim shares information about the irrigation system at Chase Stream Farm.




farmers in a high tunnel learning how to use a planting device
Farmer Tim showing how the hand-held transplanting tool works.
woman squatting down talking about a tool while people stand behind her plantinng
Brie, the OT, talks about the benefits of using this type of assistive tool to reduce bending and possible pain from repetitive motion.






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