Promote Garden Safety by posting the
following in the garden:
gardening gloves & shoes to protect hands and feet.
body aware. Know who is near you when you are working
and be aware what space they are moving into near your feet
(children) or near middle space (people using walkers, wheelchairs
a basic first aid kit up to date in the shed.
the garden only in daylight hours.
aware of other gardeners who may need assistance.
where the closest public washroom is located.
in early morning or late afternoon to avoid the extreme heat
of the midday.
sunscreen and wear a hat even on cloudy days.
and drink plenty of water. Drink water before you are
covered rain barrels for watering flower gardens and remove
any standing water to prevent insect populations from hatching.
insect repellent as needed.
and cover skin injuries.
- Warm up
the body's muscles before starting heavy work.
using your legs not your back.
gardening positions often and stretch frequently.
with other gardeners when lifting large loads or doing heavy
- Use the
appropriate tool and keep tools in good repair.
- Wash all
produce grown in the garden thoroughly before eating.