Episode 92: Letâ€™s Dig-In: The ADA, Accessible Farming & Gardening
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The roots of agriculture run deep in our country, from large farms to community gardens, and itâ€™s vital to the quality of our lives. We do not often think about how the ADA applies to large farms, community gardens, or neighborhood farmerâ€™s markets. With spring around the corner, many of us are ready to be outside and get into the dirt by clearing, tilling, and planting.
In this episode of ADA Live! weâ€™ll be digging into the topic of the ADA, accessible farming and gardening with our guest, Paul Jones, Manager of the Breaking New Ground (BNG) Resource Center and the National AgrAbility Project located at Purdue University. Please join us as we learn about the important work of AgrAbility, accessible agriculture, and any ADA requirements.
The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. For this target audience, "success" may be defined by many parameters, including: gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation; access to appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities; evidence-based information related to the treatment and rehabilitation of disabling conditions; and targeted support for family caregivers of AgrAbility customers.