Ask an Expert – March 2020 – How to Make a Gardening Class Accessible

Donna Jodhan, a woman with short dark hair and glasses, sits at a table with a laptop in front of her.

Hello everyone!

Each month I will be responding to a question chosen from a pool of some of the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and continue to be asked.

This month, I’d like to answer the following question:

How to Make a Gardening Class Accessible

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these thoughts.

You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and external costs and here’s how.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

You would be absolutely amazed to learn how offering a class on gardening could or would have the potential of creating some new revenue for you.

And who could be some of the potential students?
Retirees, seniors, and even professionals.

What you need to do is to develop a course that is easy to follow; relatively accessible to your potential students. This would be the perfect time of the year to nip it in the bud so to speak.

Here are some tips.

  • Early spring is the best time to remind potential students about the wonders of learning how to garden.
  • Make your classes easy to follow and simple to implement.
  • Make your gardening classes rich in basic content.
  • Start from the very beginning.
  • Provide content in electronic formats, audio formats and don’t leave out the descriptive brochures as well.
  • Include both indoor and outdoor gardening tips.

This should be a good start for you.

To contact me please send an email to!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan (sight loss coach and accessibility advisor)

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