Schools making gardening accessible to all of their students
by Raymond LaRocque
Midway Elementary School Accessible Garden
Our company is Accessible Gardens. We have been providing handicap/wheelchair-accessible raised gardens for about 10 years. We have been primarily targeting a large range of senior communities and rehab hospitals/nursing homes.
Working with a state architect in California, we recently modified our design in order to make it Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant (at both state and federal levels), allowing forward-facing wheelchair access at different heights for different ages/grades. As part of the state government, it was important that it be ADA-compliant if schools are to invest in this type of product.
We have not formally announced/launched this exciting product to the educational community, however, we have several schools whom we have worked with that have acquired our new product. One such school is Midway Elementary School in Midway, Utah. We are attaching the first picture we received as they started working on their first new Accessible Garden for schools.
We are sharing this with you, as we hope you may help direct us as to how we can best introduce this product to any schools who currently have gardening programs.
We would appreciate any feedback you may provide.
Our website is http://accessiblegardens.com.
Westerly, Rhode Island, USA