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How To's for the Community
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Occupational Therapy Tips for Greenhouse and Field Operations


This guide was produced as part of a service-learning project for Not Forgotten Outreach, a grass roots veterans non-profit organization in Taos, New Mexico.

The crew at NFO are involved in farming with the results of their efforts sought after by other community businesses and their own Gold Star Retreat center.

They are also involved in adaptive sports by coordinating an annual ski retreat for veterans at the Taos Ski Valley.

The guide is filled with helpful tips that encompass modifications to

  • Reduce sensory stimuli when it is overwhelming

  • Increase proprioceptive input when focus is needed

  • Remain organized when managing tools and work is difficult due to challenges with focus

  • Ensure accessibility of the operations for those with different mobility needs

  • Provide alternative designs and adaptive equipment for those who have challenges related to physical ailments, such as chronic pain

Clicking on the picture to the left should open the whole document. The guide is filled with pictures, which makes it slow to open or download, though.  If you would like to learn more, please let me know  

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