Gardening Safely

Ditch the Sunhat: Sun Protection Tips You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

August 5, 2011 10 comments
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Hold up, don’t report me to the Melanoma Society just yet. You probably shouldn’t actually ditch your sun hat. But if you’re like me and have never been able to get into wearing hats while gardening, here are two odd things I do to get a bit more protection than the average “slather self in […]

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The GroundHog Rake: A Video Review, and Why I Love it for Mulching

May 6, 2010 4 comments
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This time of year, I’m adding a fresh layer of bark mulch to many of my gardens to hold moisture in and keep the weeds down. Right now it’s especially easy to do because the plants are still small from winter dormancy, so I can spread it out without having to bend and wiggle to […]

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Your Gardening Body: How to Prune Trees Without Strain or Pain

February 7, 2010 2 comments
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Anne Asher, a movement specialist from The MOVE! Blog, answers questions about how professional or passionate gardeners can reduce the strain that comes from repetitive gardening tasks. Check out her new product – great for winter time – called Clear the Blear. Here’s this month’s installment: When pruning apple and other trees in January, I […]

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Your Gardening Body: How to Scoop Mulch and Use a Wheelbarrow Without Strain or Pain

December 31, 2009 4 comments
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Anne Asher, a movement specialist from The MOVE! Blog, has been kind enough to answer some common questions about how professional and/or passionate gardeners can reduce the strain that comes from repetitive gardening tasks. Check out her new product – great for winter time – called Clear the Blear. Here’s this month’s installment: Dear Anne, […]

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Your Gardening Body: How to Rake and Sweep Without Strain or Pain

November 15, 2009 0 comments
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Anne Asher, a movement specialist from The MOVE! Blog,  has been kind enough to answer some common questions about how professional and/or passionate gardeners can reduce the strain that comes from repetitive gardening tasks. Here’s this month’s installment: Dear Anne, By November, fall leaves are piling up around perennials and shrubs. I like to rake […]

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Your Gardening Body: Digging Without Strain or Pain

October 14, 2009 10 comments
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Anne Asher, a movement specialist from The MOVE! Blog,  has been kind enough to answer some common questions about how professional and/or passionate gardeners can reduce the strain that comes from repetitive gardening tasks. Here’s this month’s installment: Dear Anne, Fall is a great time to plant shrubs and trees, because plants can get their […]

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Your Gardening Body: Using Loppers Safely Without Pain or Strain

August 28, 2009 5 comments
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Anne Asher, a movement specialist from The MOVE! Blog,  has been kind enough to answer some common questions about how professional and/or passionate gardeners can reduce the strain that comes from repetitive gardening tasks. Here’s the first one: Dear Anne, By September, many trees and shrubs have grown out of bounds and finished blooming, so […]

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How to Weed Without Strain: Effortless Gardening with Feldenkrais Practitioner Cathy Butler (Video)

May 6, 2009 3 comments
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I don’t know about you, but when I garden for hours at a time (which for me is every day), even though I enjoy myself, I do feel sore and tired. Even a gentle and soothing task like weeding often leaves me stooped and tuckered at the end of the day.

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