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Disability Action Center NW

Grant to help fund accessible garden plot at Koppel Farm

The Innovia Foundation has awarded a $10,000 Community Grant to Pullman Community Gardens at Koppel Farm for building a fully accessible garden plot. Disability Action Center NW has partnered with Koppel Farm, City of Pullman to help in the design and building of the accessible plot.

“The (Koppel Farm) board has recognized a need for a garden accessible to the mobility impaired in this community,” said Timothy C. Paulitz of Pullman Community Gardens at Koppel Farm. “We have worked to identify a plot, partnered with Disability Action Center NW and the City of Pullman to seek this and other grants.”

 “This is a great first step in raising the funds needed,” said Mark Leeper, Executive Director of DAC NW. Monies raised will provide accessible parking, accessible portable restroom, paved pathways, and a paved plot with raised beds, accessible water, storage and ergonomic accessible tools.  “The garden has been designed down to the last detail.”

Community gardens provide common ground for growing food, meeting friends and neighbors, learning new skills, and getting healthy exercise. A fully accessible plot, the first in this area, makes this community garden inclusive to all our residents.

DAC NW advocates for people with disabilities to help them lead fulfilling, independent lives. They are the go-to place for information about the latest adaptive technology, and a key resource for all things pertaining to the American’s with Disabilities Act.

If you would like to donate to the Accessible Plot at Koppel Gardens, go to https://dacnw.org/product/accessible-gardens-koppel-farm/