Garden Accessibility Initiative

Our vision for the Garden Accessibility Initiative is to increase access to nature for adults with intellectual disabilities, thereby improving mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

The garden creates meaningful work for core members, assistants, volunteers, and community members. Since 2021, it has been an important way for our community to connect with friends safely in the era of COVID-19.

In 2022, we added a level pathway throughout the garden, an accessible gathering area around the existing fire pit and installed a few raised vegetable and flower beds, a rainwater collection system, and more.

We have big dreams in 2023, including making more pathways and areas accessible, installing accessible picnic tables, animal-proof fencing and more.