We have been working on making our garden wheelchair friendly by improving the heights of the garden beds in the greenhouse. There is a specific height and width that the FDA establishes for garden beds. The established height for persons in wheelchairs is between 27-34 inches, the width is 48 inches. This is to allow for students and volunteers to be able to help out in our garden.     All of our beds were either too tall or too short to meet the FDA’s height guidelines, although the width was just fine. To reach our desired measurement we needed to take off a board on the ones that were too tall and add one to the beds that were too short.
Our Beds now meet FDA’s established height and width guidelines which will benefit those who come to school here and those that volunteer. Our next step is to improve our greenhouses floors by also making them wheelchair accessible.