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Shared Vision Quest Coast-to-Coast Ride: Interview with Mike Robertson

"Dream Big or Go Home!" —Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson has a big dream that nearly got lost. "I always loved the freedom and exhilaration I got from riding my bicycle, and I wanted to go across the country. That all changed 20 years ago—my vision got worse, a crash on my bike shook my confidence, and I lost my driver’s license. I climbed into a deep depression."

Two bike riders from Shared Vision Quest riding on a paved road

Photo courtesy of Hans Breaux

Shared Vision Quest is the resurrection of Robertson’s dream, as a coast-to-coast bicycle ride he started June 25th with his cycling partner and co-visionary, Hans Breaux. To date, Robertson has completed three consecutive Trek Across Maine rides (an annual 180 mile fundraising ride for the American Lung Association) with Breaux. Mike follows Breaux’s bike and relies on his better eyesight to spot obstacles and unexpected changes in the road conditions he might otherwise miss.

Robertson has rod cone dystrophy, a genetic retinal disease that reduces central acuity and creates increased glare sensitivity. In addition to the gear you might expect a cross-country cyclist to carry, Robertson reports that he uses five different NOIR glare shields (sunglasses) for varying light situations. On the road, he chooses polarized amber lenses that permit only two percent of the available light to reduce glare and increase contrast. Medically, Robertson’s vision is considered legally blind, with an acuity of 20/1000. This means that Mike is able to see details at 20 feet that someone with 20/20 vision can see at 1000 feet. In practical terms, on the road, he says, "I stay between two to 10 feet behind Hans’ rear tire, keep my brakes covered, and listen when Hans hollers directions at me!"

For the cross country trip, Mike and Hans will be utilizing a two-way wireless radio system to communicate more easily and may be trying out an audible brake switch attached to Hans’ bike that will sound an alert when he applies his brakes. Mike’s custom-built bike was designed to survive hitting more pot holes. Designed by Carver Bikes of Woolwich, Maine Mike’s bike also includes a super strong titanium frame and customized wheel rims with additional spokes.

Hans has a slightly different take on the heavier frame and rims. "Mike is a power rider," he said with a smile, "I remembered the last day of the Trek a couple years ago, in the pouring rain, pedaling up hill, he kept yelling at me from behind to speed up. I like to settle into a pace and keep that up all day long. I encouraged him to get the sturdier bike, so he can carry more gear to slow his pace down a bit!"

Mike Robertson from Shared Vision Quest standing outside with this bike in front of a road sign stating blind person in area

"Choose to live a life beyond mere existing," Mike Robertson
Photo courtesy of Hans Breaux

Mike attributes regaining his focus on his big dreams to the birth of his first granddaughter, and Gwen, his partner of six years. "When my first granddaughter was born," he recounted, "I just knew I had to set an example for her—I had to fulfill my own dreams. I had to just get out there and do stuff again!"

A large part of getting reconnected to his dreams, he attributes to support from his partner, "Gwen has been a huge support. With her help, I realized that little things turn into big things—small successes grow. Having a champion or some support to get you started with the little things is critical to turning them into bigger accomplishments." This was a theme Robertson repeated during the interview, focusing on building small successes that build the momentum needed for a larger dream or subsequent success.

The idea of Shared Vision Quest is the result of this philosophy at work. Robertson described being on the sidelines for years volunteering at the Trek: "I’d go to Augusta (Maine) to watch the riders on the Trek come through the city and other years listen to the bells ringing from my office in Belfast as they rode into town thinking, 'I wish I could do that.'" According to Robinson, it just takes one champion to turn things around, to start the process of re-evaluating one’s dreams: "Gwen’s response to the Trek, and more recently the bigger coast-to-coast adventure was, 'How are we going to do it?' All it took was somebody that had a bit of confidence. Everyone needs one champion or cheerleader, and for me, that was Gwen."

One of the most significant reasons for undertaking the coast-to-coast ride, aside from it being a life-long aspiration, is to promote positive change in people’s attitude toward blindness and vision loss. He reported that at various times his experiences with professionals in the field have not always been positive, and he felt that people’s expectations of what he is capable of accomplishing are shaped by their attitudes toward blindness. Robertson shared a story about looking for work years ago: "I worked with a job coach," he said, "who quickly suggested I could make pizza because I’d be able to feel the pizza dough. Prior to that, all my work experience was in the corporate world! It was that sort of mentality that was discouraging to me. These professionals could be encouraging people to reconnect to their dreams!"

Robertson and Breaux will fly to to the West coast with their bikes and camping gear to begin the journey in Ozette, Washington, the western most part of the country. They will follow a northern route across the United States, pre-mapped by Adventure Cycling. The ride will end at West Quoddy Head, the eastern most point of the US. Robertson estimates the journey will take eight to nine weeks and anticipates camping most of the time. He reported that many cross-country riders report that the first five to 10 days are the worst, and they plan to ride 60 to 80 miles each day during that time. In the Rockies, with the mountains, the plan is 40 to 60 miles a day, but on the open western plains, he hopes they can ride as much as 120 miles a day.

Mike Robertson from Shared Vision Quest standing outside with this bike in front of a bridge

Photo courtesy of Hans Breaux

Mike is quick to point out that he hopes there will be ample opportunities along the way to speak with people about pursuing their dreams, what people with vision loss are capable of, and to reach out to kids and teens to remind them to dream big. "If this just touches one person," he said, "two people… 10 people, that’s enough. I just want to reach kids to remind them they have choices and can dream before someone tells them they can't!" He and Hans will be open to opportunities to meet with local Lions Clubs, Rotary’s, or anyone with an interest in their adventure.

Once the ride begins, Shared Vision Quest will also be raising money and awareness for Mass Eye and Ear Retinal Research. Although not up at the time of the interview, Robertson hopes to have a crowdrise link available on their website, SharedVisionQuest.org, where supporters can donate for Retinal Disease. Hans and Mike anticipate updating their blog with pictures and posts as the ride unfolds and encourage supporters to check on their progress.

Mike Robertson and Hans Breaux, partners in Shared Vision Quest, are living a big dream and hoping to be the champions that others can point to as examples of what can be done, how small success gather momentum, and become larger success.

"Dream Big and Live Bigger!" —Mike Robertson

Bike Riding for Individuals with Vision Loss

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Topics:
Getting Around
Independence
Low Vision
Social Life and Recreation
Sports

Reasons Accidents Happen and How to Minimize Them As an Individual with Vision Loss

"Would you believe that I’ve been punched in the nose by a refrigerator, a closet door ajar, and even a wall? It’s all been caused by my hurrying frantically to get just one more task done, just one more e-mail answered, just one more load in the washer before my ride comes." Do these scenarios by a very competent, independent blind woman sound familiar? Whether blind or sighted, no matter how careful, we are to make our home environments safe, accidents are going to happen, but we can minimize them by reminding ourselves to slow down, focus on the current moment, and consistently use the safety techniques we often ignore because of our confidence. Yes, confidence may be our greatest hazard.

Two black stick figures of men: one with a broken arm and the other with a broken leg

This topic of discussion was prompted by some serious in-home accidents recently suffered by several VisionAware peer advisors. Those of us who have been blind for a long time and have developed the necessary muscle memory to perform almost any task we want to do find ourselves daydreaming, listening to a recorded book, talking on the phone, and may even utter from time to time, "I can do this in my sleep." Because we are at home and know exactly where we are, we don't feel the need to use the upper-protective technique. That's when the back of a chair, the corner of a kitchen counter, or even a door knob jumps up and hits us in the head just as we are bending over to retrieve some dropped object. In addition, confidence often lures us to continue taking risks; after all, we've done it successfully before. For example, how many times will I stand on a supersized unabridged dictionary on the surface of my desk in order to change the air filter in my bedroom before I fall and incur a serious injury?

Self-Confidence Nudges Safety Aside

Reflect for a few moments on the early days of vision loss when you and I were less confident. We concentrated harder on performing a task. We used the adaptive skills we were learning more consistently. We were on high alert when navigating our home environments. We may have experienced no serious accidents. Thus, we became more and more secure in our abilities to perform daily activities, and our self-confidence nudged safety and focus aside.

Working hard at tackling the visual world to become confident, competent, and independent is a positive trait in any visually impaired person, but we trip up when we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. These unrealistic expectations can create emotional and psychological confusion. Our self-confidence and psyche can be jolted when we experience one or more accidents, especially if they occur within a short period of time.

Often we set the bar so high we don't allow any errors. Even if we are totally alone when the accident happens, we are embarrassed and glad no one saw it. As one VisionAware peer advisor put it, we are mystified that this could happen to us. Those of us who are professionals in the field of blindness begin to think: I'm a professional. I'm the person who teaches other people how to be safe and independent. You may remind yourself that you've had months of intensive training. You question yourself; you've become so competent something must be wrong. Out of embarrassment and because of the standard we have set for ourselves too often we do not seek support and advice from others, which can lead to depression and send our self-confidence sliding down the drainpipe.

Forgetting About Accidents Before Vision Loss

We forget that we ever had an accident when we could see. We forget that sighted people go to the emergency room with broken limbs because they were clumsy or weren't paying attention. We often forget that the healthier trait is interdependence. Interdependence gives us the inner freedom to make wiser choices about doing a task ourselves or letting someone else do it and not berate ourselves for not doing the task. In the spirit of interdependence, we give ourselves permission to slow down, stay focused on the task, remain on high alert, consistently use the adaptive techniques that keep us safe, and retain our self-confidence at the same time.

So far I have focused on some reasons accidents happen. Below are a few "sensible solutions to home accidents." Some come from our previous discussion and others came to mind as I read the comments from VisionAware peers.

Sensible Solutions to Home Accidents

Solutions to Home Accidents: None of these are rocket science. They are reminders for those of us with vision loss to monitor our environments.

  • Thinking first can soften the blows—slow down, stay focused on the task, remain on high alert, pay attention, avoid daydreaming—are we getting the message?
  • Good organization eliminates frustration, saves time, and, most importantly, minimizes accidents. If everything has a place and is returned to its place after being used, your scissors won't jump up and cut you; the vacuum cleaner won't trip you; the dining room chair won't impale you.
  • Protect your head! Always use protective techniques even if you think you know where you are. My forehead has left a permanent makeup stain on a giant pillar in a government building and a blood stain on a sink in a New York City hotel.
  • Complete one task before beginning another whenever possible. Put away the ingredients for a recipe as you use them.
  • Close cabinet, closet, shower, and dishwasher doors and all drawers even if you are walking away for just a couple of minutes. I don't know if I bruise easily, but I bruise often because I fail to close a cabinet door in the utility room or close the dishwasher door in the kitchen.
  • Always do a safety check every time you approach the stove. Paper towels are like magnets drawn to the stove and where did you set the lid you removed from the pot of soup you made and served an hour ago?
  • Since no one has yet invented an "extra hand" we can attach to our belts to carry things, use a tote you can carry over your shoulder or a backpack to keep your non-dominant hand free to hold onto banisters or to protect your upper body. If you have lots to carry, use a roller bag or cart on wheels and pull it behind you.
  • Treat fatigue as a warning sign and be extra alert and cautious. I've always said that I'm a danger to myself and others when I'm tired.
  • Don't let pride override wisdom when deciding to do a task. My heating/air conditioning inspector now changes the filter in my bedroom when he does his inspection twice a year.

Now it's your turn! Please share any sensible solutions you use to help avoid accidents in your home. Also, this is a safe site to share any emotional tumbles you've taken due to an accident you've had at home. What you share may help someone else find the courage to "get back on the horse and try again."

Resources for Avoiding Accidents at Home

Protecting Your Upper Body from Hazards Around the Home

Protecting Your Lower Body from Hazards

Using the Trailing Technique

Searching for Dropped Objects When You Are Visually Impaired

Fall Prevention Is Not Just for Seniors

Sensible Solutions for Everyday Living with Vision Loss


Topics:
Getting Around
Health
Independence
Low Vision

Father's Day: "Daddy," a Title That Makes Me Most Proud

Dave steele with wife and four children in family portrait with Happy Fathers Day 2016 messages

There are many things I am proud of in my life: my career as a singer, traveling the world from the age of 18 while getting paid to do something I love. I'm proud of the work I have done in the last three years raising awareness and supporting people with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and Usher Syndrome through my poetry and books. But of all the things I've been in my life, singer, author, poet, the title I'm most proud of is "Daddy."

Daughter Ellie's Arrival

From the second my daughter Ellie arrived on November 4th, 2007, I found my true calling. I remember being nervous and doubting myself at the prospect of becoming a father. A million what if's ran through my mind, but from that first cry, I felt a sense of love like nothing else.

Birth of Son Austin

On June 6th, 2013, I was blessed with the birth of my son, Austin. I remember feeling nervous before he was born. I split from Ellie's mum a few weeks before her fourth birthday, left Glasgow in Scotland (where I lived with Ellie), and returned to Manchester, England, to be near family. Ellie remained in Glasgow, but she spends a weekend every month with us in Manchester. It was one of the hardest decisions I've made, but I had no one other than Ellie in Scotland and needed support through what was a painful separation.

Meeting Amy and Her Two Boys

The following year, I met Amy, and we fell in love instantly. Amy had two boys, Harvey and Louie, who were both of a similar age to Ellie. When they met for the first time, it was instantly natural like they'd always been together. A few months later, Amy and I were expecting our son Austin. He would be the final piece of the jigsaw to link us all together.

But before he arrived, the panic crept in. I was worried how Ellie would react to having a baby brother? Would she be jealous? Would she feel pushed out? Would I love Austin as much as Ellie?

These questions may seem ridiculous to some, but I can honestly remember wondering if there was enough love in my heart to love someone other than my little girl. I needn't have worried. My heart just got bigger. I just loved more. Not only did Austin show me how much I could love, he sparked my love for Amy's boys. Who I'm proud to call my stepsons as Amy and I married in 2014.

Since Losing Sight I Have A New Appreciation for the Important Things in Life

I make the most of every day and strive to be the best husband, stepdad, and dad I can be. Although I carry the concern that there is a one in two chance that my daughter and son could have Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) when they are older, I do everything I can to show them that being blind doesn't mean you can't do amazing things. The legacy I am creating with my "Stand By Me" RP books will be something they will read when they're old enough and hopefully will make them proud.

Every year when Father's Day arrives, I'm reminded not just of what they mean to me but also of what I mean to them. I am truly blessed.

Shift This Cloud

A Poem by Dave Steele

How do I break the news to what I may have done to you
Won't know for sure
but doctors say the odds
are 1 in 2
I look in to your eyes
and watch for signs
I hope aren't there
Pray this RP
will end in me
no faulty gene is shared
This tunnelled world I live in
hope one day won't be your view
Don't follow in my steps or place a foot inside my shoe
The battle for acceptance
will be just a story told
With perfect sight
not hurt by light
clear vision break the mold
I carry heavy guilt
through sleepless nights and secret tears
I wait to know the answer ticking clock of RP's fears
But if in future blindness
does come knocking at your door
I'll lead you by example
show that life is so much more
My son be proud
we'll shift this cloud and dance in heavy rain
I'll show you all that's possible
strong heart and long white cane
With poems raise awareness
this will be my legacy
Four words that travel round the world
my Stand By Me RP
So years from now
when you're fully grown
if blindness burden shared
Just look at what your Dads achieved
So you'll be more prepared

Posts Celebrating Father's Day

Every Day Is Father's Day

A Father's Day Gift to Your Children or Grandchildren: Quality Time in the Woodshop—Not the Woodshed!

Seven Lessons on Coping with Blindness: A Father's Day Reflection

Grandpa, Can I Ask a Question?


Topics:
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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Preventing Falls and Accidents As an Individual with Vision Loss

Editor's Note: As individuals with vision loss, navigating hazards at home can be tricky, dangerous, and take some time getting used to. Because June is National Home Safety Month, the VisionAware peer advisors are sharing stories about their in-home accidents, reasons why accidents happen to individuals living with visual impairment, and how they can be prevented. Heed their advice and utilize VisionAware resources to help you be safer in your home.

Preventing Falls and Accidents

Two black stick figures of men: one with a broken arm and the other with a broken leg

Would you believe that I’ve been punched in the nose by a refrigerator, a closet door ajar, and even a wall? It’s all been caused by my hurrying frantically to get just one more task done, just one more email answered, just one more load in the washer before my ride comes.

Slow Down and Pay Attention

I hate sitting around, even for a couple of minutes, waiting for a ride, but I hate going out into the world with a black eye even more.

Most of my minor injuries have been caused by rushing and therefore scraping my hand on a corner, barking my shins on an open dishwasher door, tripping over a dog toy, or bumping my hip against a chair. But the majority of accidents happen when I’m not focused on the task at hand, that is, to get from point A to point B safely and with dignity. In other words, I need to pay more attention to what I’m doing.

Pay Attention and Memorize

Here’s one of the most poignant examples of what happens when I don’t focus on the task at hand.

I confidently walked up five or six steps with my guide dog to enter a building and was directed to the room where the workshop was being held. I knew the presenter, and we had made plans to go to another meeting together after this workshop was over. As we walked out of the building talking, I was concentrating on our conversation and trying to be clever and attentive to him, not to where my feet were taking me. When we approached the steps, my friend, being sighted, did not stop at the top as a guide dog would; instead, he just stepped off and continued down the steps. My guide dog did the same, that is, not stop and continued down the steps. However, when I stepped off the first step, my next step was into thin air, and I landed quite embarrassed and beat up at the bottom of the steps. My dog was mortified. My skirt was up around my hips, and my knees were scraped and bleeding. My friend was concerned and apologetic, but it wasn’t his fault. Had I not been trying to flirt, I would have remembered those steps and been more cautious as we approached them, thus giving the heads up to my dog that she needed to stop at the top of the flight, not the bottom.

Ever since then, as a totally blind traveler, I vowed always to concentrate and be aware and memorize the obstacles and clues along the way for a safe return.

How Corners of Tables Jump Up and Hit Me

Whenever I bend over to pick something up off the floor, a shoe, a dropped tissue, a fork, or to tie my shoe, straighten a throw rug, or retrieve a dog toy, the strangest thing happens. The back of a chair, a corner of a table, or even a door knob will jump up and clobber me in the face or the top of my head. I’ve developed a habit of shielding my face with the inside of my elbow each time I bend over just in case this should happen again. You never know. Only the first time I forget, bam; there it happens again. No matter how sure I am that I am far away from such jumping objects, every once in a while, they trick me and off to church I go with a bump on my forehead. Talk about the bumps in life. All I can do is try to slow down, be aware, and pay attention.

My Advice

Sit in a chair and don’t move all day. No, just kidding. Being blind is not an excuse to be a couch potato. It is not a reason for acting helpless. It is the motivation to learn to move around, do what you need to do, and even have fun. Hard knocks are part of life, blind or not, but thinking first can soften the blows.

VisionAware Resources for Avoiding Accidents at Home

Protecting Your Upper Body from Hazards Around the Home

Protecting Your Lower Body from Hazards

Using the Trailing Technique

Searching for Dropped Objects When You Are Visually Impaired

Fall Prevention Is Not Just for Seniors

Sensible Solutions for Everyday Living with Vision Loss


Topic:
Getting Around

Making Square Foot Gardening More Accessible with the Seeding Square

woman sitting on edge of raising bed using planting tool to plant seeds in cutouts of seeding square

In a recent VisionAware article, I described how transitioning my vegetable garden from flat row to raised beds has made me a more productive "Out of Sight Gardener." To summarize, a raised bed garden is a plot framed with wood or blocks or some other material formed into raised growing spaces no wider than four feet and as long and as high as you have the desire, space, and garden soil to accommodate. There are many advantages of raised beds for the "Out of Sight Gardener," but chief among them is the ability to navigate your plot without risk of tromping on seedlings. Instead, you do all of your work from the well-defined outer perimeter.

What Is Square Gardening?

In that same article, I mentioned a gardening technique that is growing in popularity, and that also works well for the "Out of Sight Gardner." It’s called "Square Foot Gardening," and you can read more about it in the NLS recording of the book, "All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!" by Mel Bartholomew (DB 69864). Square foot gardening is an intensive gardening technique which involves sectioning and marking your growing space into one- by one-foot squares, and then planting either a single, four, nine, or 16 plants in each square depending on how much space each vegetable requires to thrive. A green pepper plant, for example, will require an entire square, whereas you can probably plant four rows of four carrots or radishes in the same amount of space.

Previously, I used a set of hand-cut templates to mark my squares and plant seeds, but recently, I learned of a handy new tool to help me mark my squares and do my seeding. It’s called the Seeding Square, and it’s available from Amazon.com and from the creator’s website SeedingSquare.com. Below is a picture of the Seeding Square.

square of plastic with cut outs for planting seeds  

How Square Gardening Works

The Seeding Square is a 12- by 12-inch sheet of high strength plastic with a one-inch lip all around. Press the Seeding Square into each mini-plot to mark your squares and guide you to properly plants seeds. The flat top surface contains the planting template with overlapping grids of color coded one, four, nine, and 16 seeding holes. There are also larger "grip" holes that assist in positioning the square and lifting it after you have planted each new square.

Low vision users may be able to distinguish the various grids by their brightly colored markings. The red holes mark 16 per square foot. The yellow holes mark nine per square foot. The blue holes are four per square foot, and the orange hole marks the single plant for a square foot mini-plot.

Blind users will be able to feel the difference in the rows; the 16-hole grid has four across and four down; the nine, four, and single template holes are recessed and indented progressively and can be easily detected.

The Seeding Square arrived packaged in a heavy gauge plastic zipper storage case. Inside, along with the Square itself, there is a funnel which stores by snapping onto the bottom of the center hole. On the top, there is a recessed well holding a combination seed spoon and planting wand. The wand is marked every inch with a tactile ridge, so if you wish to plant your seeds one inch deep simply push the wand through the seeding holes until you reach the first mark, two for two inches, etc. The wand is magnetized—it snaps back into its storage well, so you can easily keep track of it.

First Know What You Will Plant

Before using the Seeding Square, decide what you are going to plant and how many seeds you will place in each one by one square. The Seeding Square comes with a chart with color codes matching various plants to their seeding holes. There is an informational PDF on the company’s website, but it’s not accessible. However, it's easy to find this information. Do an Internet search for Square Foot Gardening. Your best resource will be the "All New Square Foot Gardening Guide" itself. It contains not only a comprehensive planting guide but also start-to-finish tips demonstrating how you can get the very most out of your raised bed garden.

Time to Start Planting

Now that you know how many seeds you want to plant, you can use the wand to push through the proper holes. You should be able to feel these holes. Because you have already pressed the unit into the soil, there's not a lot of play. Sighted users would now position the funnel over each hole by turn and drop in a seed or two either by hand or by using the spoon. I was able to hand seed 16 radish seeds though it did require a great deal of back and forth with one finger figuring out where each new hole was located while I held the seeds in the other. That's when I discovered a way to accomplish the seeding much easier.

In another VisionAware gardening article, I suggested blind gardeners use wooden shrimp skewers or toothpicks to mark where seeds have been planted. This technique can also help plant seeds.; position a skewer into each hole you intend to seed, all 16 if you plan to put in radishes, carrots, or parsnips. Think of these skewers as flag pins in a golf cup and drop seeds alongside each skewer. Make sure you pull the skewer out when you're finished as not to accidentally over seed.

Sighted users can now remove the Seeding Square and use the lip indentations in the dirt to guide them to their next square to the left, right, front, or back. These marks aren’t easy to locate by touch, but that’s OK; before you removed the Square, you marked each corner with another skewer. Spread some potting soil over the top of the planted square, pat it down to ensure the seeds made contact, then repeat with the next square and the one after that. Wait until you're done to water being careful to set your nozzle on the lightest spray setting.

My Final Comments on the Seeding Square

Using the Seeding Square with these modifications, I found the work went a bit more slowly but also a good deal more accurately. Here in Florida, my garden was mostly in place when I discovered the Seeding Square, but I did use it to plant radishes and Bush beans. I also used it to mark out a two by two plot and planted zucchini at the very center. I finished up with some celery.

On the Seeding Square’s YouTube Channel, seeding square creator, Jennifer Pratt, demonstrates planning celery in Seeding Square holes. I have discovered that celery seeds do better if they are allowed to sprout from the surface. Because I won't be needing the Seeding Square again for a while, I dropped the seeds into the holes without poking them into the dirt, watered it down, and left the Square in place, so the delicate seeds don’t wash away. We'll see how it goes. Wish me luck.

Gardening Resources for Individuals with Vision Loss

Gardening and Yard Work Tips

Gardening After Vision Loss: Tips from an Experienced Blind Gardener

Our Readers Want to Know: Can I Continue Gardening with Vision Loss?

Out of Sight Gardening: Tips on Raised Bed Gardening for Individuals with Vision Loss

Raised Bed Gardening, An Easy Alternative for Gardeners with Vision Loss


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