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Speaker: Steven Cantu, Friendly Inclusive Gardening
January 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Stephen Cantu, a UC Master Gardener is on a mission to improve accessibility and inclusiveness in gardening for people with mobility issues. Stephen has used a wheelchair for 37 years due to a job site accident and identifies obstacles and solutions that help people of all abilities benefit from the joys of tending a home garden. He is active in the UCCE Master Gardener Association program that assists community members in designing garden spaces for maximum accessibility called Friendly Inclusive Gardening (FIG). FIG teaches people how to implement the principles of universal design to make home, school, and community gardens safer and more accessible to people with physical disabilities, seniors with mobility issues, and young children.