Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Visit Duane McSmith at Hide-In-Wood Gardens, call 252-312-4970 for appointment

Contact: Tom M. Campbell, Extension Agent, Agriculture
Phone: 252-338-3954
E-mail: thomas_campbell@ncsu.edu

Hide-N-Wood Enabling Demonstration Garden for people with mobility challenges was first featured on UNC-TV in October of 2006.

Group tours are available to this unique enabling garden of raised beds and elevated planters suitable for gardening from wheel chairs or standing up without great bending. Weed reduction and concentrated production in very small spaces are features of this system of gardening. This type of educational garden attraction is very rare in the United States. As 60-70 million Americans retire in the next 15 years, gardening of this sort may become much more popular. Below are links that will tell you instructions for starting simple raised beds and elevated planters for low maintenance gardening.

Call Duane McSmith at 252-312-4970 to set an appointment to see Hide-N-Wood Garden or come without appointment and browse the grounds as you wish during daylight hours. Use the four parking spaces reserved at the front entrance where the sign says "Garden Parking".

Links on Hide-N-Wood Gardens:
- More About Hide-N-Wood Gardens
- Making a Raised Bed with Cider Blocks
- Remove Existing Soil Design
- Mixing Soils & Gardening in Self Watering Containers
- Constructing the Frame of an Elevated bed

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