DIGA events
Regular workshops provide information on gardening techniques and enable able-bodied and disabled gardeners to socialize and work together.

DIGA hosts workshops, get-togethers and other events at various times - and venues - through the year.

Educational workshops are held at botanical gardens or horticultural and community centres, led by an expert guest speaker drawn from the professional gardening community, who provides insight into plants, techniques and garden design. Instruction is tailored specially for people with physical disabilities and includes:

  • Creating a barrier-free garden
    Getting to, from and around garden areas. This includes path width and material, grading, convenience of watering supply, etc.

  • Use of containers, raised beds, and other enabling structures
    Members are introduced to the most important adaptations: container gardening and use of raised beds. These techniques raise the soil level to keep the plants within easy reach from a wheelchair or scooter.
  • Using adapted garden tools & devices
    Workshop participants become familiar with adapted tools and other equipment, which can be custom made to their specific requirements by volunteer engineers from the Tetra Society of North America.

  • Gardening information
    Members consider selection, nurturing and care of garden items. We consider plant height, colour, fragrance, and location.

  • Hands-on participation
    Planter creation and seasonally specific displays.

Details of upcoming events are here.