INDIGO

Working together with West Australians so they can participate

At Indigo, our vision is a community in which all abilities are valued, where people have the knowledge, tools and confidence to participate. Through providing assistive technology (devices and equipment) and allied health solutions, we work together with people so they can continue to do the things they love.

If it’s gardening you wish to participate in but there are some barriers to enabling you to do so, we are here to work with you to overcome these barriers.

Gardening is a very popular hobby, and it’s one that can bring plenty of enjoyment. It can however require a lot of bending over, pulling and other very physical movements, thus potentially making it difficult for some people.

The good news is that there is range of assistive technology available and simple adjustments you can make, so that gardening tasks are easier.

Assistive technology available includes long handled or small lightweight gardening tools, raised garden kneelers and self-watering systems.

Adjustments you could make to your garden include having raised garden beds to reduce the need for bending, using slip resistant paving and tiling for garden paths or planting native plants and drought tolerant species to reduce the need for watering. You may also find it beneficial to prepare for gardening with gentle stretches and warm up exercises.

For other tips and handy hints, check out our fact sheet A Guide for Gardeners.

In addition to assistive technology and allied health services, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology, Indigo also provides home modifications and driving services.

Whatever your goals may be, whether it’s gardening, feeling safer at home or being more mobile, Indigo’s experienced team is passionate about working in partnership with you to achieve them.

Find out more at www.indigosolutions.org.au or by calling 1300 885 886.

As an essential service provider, we are still here for you during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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