Building an Accessible Raised Bed for Youth
In 2017, the HCSWCD was approached by Emily Crapnell, seventh grade teacher and garden club leader at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Indiana, as a consultant in the design of a school garden for experiential learning. One goal of the project was to make the garden fully accessible. One way to do this was with the design and construction highly accessible raised beds. What follows is both the process, thinking, and construction of the accessible raised bed that was designed specifically for this purpose.
Goal, Values, Opportunities, Constraints
The goal of the accessible raised bed is that a middle school student could access the bed via wheelchair or powered wheelchair.