News from DAC NW

Accessible Community Garden

A lot of communities have a community garden space for locals to rent and grow their own food. But many are not accessible to someone with a physical disability. We know that a healthy lifestyle includes fresh fruits and vegetables, activity in the fresh air, and social interaction with others. The Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farms has stepped up to the plate and created just such a space for people with disabilities.

A few years in the making, from planning stages to building an accessible plot for several gardeners, this space is nearly ready to unveil. The Spring Fair and Open House will be held May 14th, 10 am to 2pm at Koppel Farms.

Besides their annual plant sale, they will have raffle prizes, presentations about gardening, and representatives from the many community groups that support the gardens. Disability Action Center NW will be there with demonstrations of accessible garden tools, a few free tomato plants, and wildflower seed bombs while they last!

You will see the new paved pathway that leads to the accessible garden plot. This makes for easy access from the parking lot, and there is even a unloading zone for heavy items. Garden boxes have been designed so a person in a wheelchair can easily get around and grow all kinds of plants in them. 

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