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Re: Re: Accessible Gardens

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Re: Accessible Gardens
  • From: "Jim Call" jimcall@casagarden.com
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 14:52:14 -0600

Shelly,
The top caps are 10" wide recycled plastic boards.  I chose the light brown
color because it will not hold
heat as much as a dark color and a lighter color would not be as aesthetic
(shows dirt as well) and would
be too light reflective.   Light brown is more natural.  I envision small
children sitting on these top caps.

Between using the split-face concrete blocks and the recycled plastic, these
gardens will be functional
long after we have passed away.  Virtually maintenance free.   Yes, this
structure is a little more expensive
in the beginning but in the long run, its worth it.

This special area will have other features too numerous to mention on this
listserv.  When we
offically open this area on Plant Day, 2003, I will have a special page
dedicated to this project, pictures, informational data (PDF(s) and a short
mpeg video.  Please stay tuned.

Many thanks for your inquiries,  have a great Thanksgiving,   Jim Call,
www.casagarden.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelly Collins" <tgrows@toledogarden.org>
To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 1:10 PM
Subject: [cg] Re: Accessible Gardens


> Hello all,
> Try this book when it comes to accessibility features for gardens:  The
> Enabling Garden:  Creating Barrier-Free Gardens by Gene Rothert,
> Horticultural Therapy Manager & Curator of the Enabling Garden at Chicago
> Botanic Garden.  All sorts of ideas including raised beds of different
> heights to meet different needs, pathways, garden structures, etc.  Cool
> pictures and ideas including adaptive tools.  Also, love the raised bed
> garden plan sent, & the CASA raised beds--what are the caps made of?
>
> Happy Thanksgiving,
> Shelly
>
> We are stardust  .  .  . we are golden  .  .  . and we've got to get
> ourselves back to the garden.
>
> Shelly Collins
> Toledo GROWs Manager
> Toledo Botanical Garden
> 5403 Elmer Drive
> Toledo, Ohio  43615
> 419-936-2990
> tgrows@toledogarden.org
> "Enriching you life through gardens, the arts and nature"
> www.toledogarden.org
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <community_garden-admin@mallorn.com>
> To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 1:00 PM
> Subject: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1240 - 3 msgs
>
>
> >
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> > Today's Topics:
> >
> >   1. Idaho Falls PlansLink for Accessible Garden Beds (Honigman, Adam)
> >   2. Re: Idaho Falls PlansLink for Accessible Garden Beds (Jim  Call)
> >   3. RE: Idaho Falls PlansLink for Accessible Garden Beds (Honigman,
Adam)
> >
> > --__--__--
> >
> > Message: 1
> > From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
> > To: "'community_garden@mallorn.com'" <community_garden@mallorn.com>
> > Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:53:40 -0500
> > boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01C29585.842BFEE0"
> > Subject: [cg] Idaho Falls PlansLink for Accessible Garden Beds
> >
> > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not
understand
> > this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.
> >
> > ------_=_NextPart_001_01C29585.842BFEE0
> > Content-Type: text/plain;
> > charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > Friends,
> >
> > As its getting to be the time when gardening quiets down and maintenance
> and
> > construction projects become more possible, you may want to look at this
> > page from the Idaho Fall's Community garden for Accessible Garden beds
for
> > seniors or the wheel chair bound.
> >
> > We have a wheelchair friendly bed at the Clinton Community Garden in NYC
> > which has always been used - maybe you might want to consider creating a
> few
> > in your garden:
> >
> > http://www.srv.net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html
> > <http://www.srv.net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html>
> >
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > Adam Honigman
> >
> > ------_=_NextPart_001_01C29585.842BFEE0
> > Content-Type: text/html;
> > charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
> > <HTML><HEAD>
> > <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
> >
> >
> > <META content="MSHTML 5.00.3103.1000" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
> > <BODY>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN
> > class=588144919-26112002>Friends,</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN
> > class=588144919-26112002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=588144919-26112002>As its
getting
> to be
> > the time when gardening quiets down and maintenance and construction
> projects
> > become more possible, you may want to look at this page from the Idaho
> Fall's
> > Community garden for Accessible Garden beds for seniors or the wheel
chair
> > bound.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN
> > class=588144919-26112002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=588144919-26112002>We have a
> wheelchair
> > friendly bed at the Clinton Community Garden in NYC which has always
been
> used -
> > maybe you might want to consider creating a few in your
> > garden:</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN
> > class=588144919-26112002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=588144919-26112002><A
> >
>
href="http://www.srv.net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html";>http://www.srv.
> net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html</A></SPAN></FONT></DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN
> > class=588144919-26112002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN
> > class=588144919-26112002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=588144919-26112002>Best
> > wishes,</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=588144919-26112002>Adam
> > Honigman</SPAN></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
> >
> > ------_=_NextPart_001_01C29585.842BFEE0--
> >
> > --__--__--
> >
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:09:11 -0500
> > From: "Jim  Call" <jimcall@mail.casagarden.com>
> > Reply-To: <jimcall@mail.casagarden.com>
> > To: "'community_garden@mallorn.com'"  <community_garden@mallorn.com>,
> > "Honigman, Adam"  <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
> > Subject: Re: [cg] Idaho Falls PlansLink for Accessible Garden Beds
> >
> > Adam/CGers
> > We are just finished the actual construction of our ADA approved raised
> beds for our garden.  One bed will be dedicated for the disabled gardener
> and the other bed will be for children.  Between now and spring, we will
> polish up the surroundings with flowerbeds and art murals.  There will
also
> be a layer of ADA approved wood carpet (special cut wood mulch)
surrounding
> these beds.
> >
> > There will be a few other features associated with this special
gardening
> area which will shown next spring.
> >
> > These beds were constructed by the Greater Huntsville Rotary Club
> volunteers.  The recycled plastic boards were provided by the City of
> Huntsville.
> >
> > Please see page at.... http://www.casagarden.com/rotary.htm
> >
> > Kindest regards,  Jim Call,  CASA Community Garden Volunteer Dir.
> >                              www.casagarden.com
> >
> >
> > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> > From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
> > Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:53:40 -0500
> >
> > >Friends,
> > >
> > >As its getting to be the time when gardening quiets down and
maintenance
> and
> > >construction projects become more possible, you may want to look at
this
> > >page from the Idaho Fall's Community garden for Accessible Garden beds
> for
> > >seniors or the wheel chair bound.
> > >
> > >We have a wheelchair friendly bed at the Clinton Community Garden in
NYC
> > >which has always been used - maybe you might want to consider creating
a
> few
> > >in your garden:
> > >
> > >http://www.srv.net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html
> > ><http://www.srv.net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html>
> > >
> > >
> > >Best wishes,
> > >Adam Honigman
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --__--__--
> >
> > Message: 3
> > From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
> > To: "'community_garden@mallorn.com'" <community_garden@mallorn.com>
> > Cc: "'jimcall@mail.casagarden.com'" <jimcall@mail.casagarden.com>
> > Subject: RE: [cg] Idaho Falls PlansLink for Accessible Garden Beds
> > Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:26:02 -0500
> > charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > Wow.
> >
> > Those are some great looking ADA accessible beds! Ya done good. Anyone
> else
> > have Accessible Garden Bed designs to share with the listserve?
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > Adam Honigman
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jim Call [mailto:jimcall@mail.casagarden.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 4:09 PM
> > To: 'community_garden@mallorn.com'; Honigman, Adam
> > Subject: Re: [cg] Idaho Falls PlansLink for Accessible Garden Beds
> >
> >
> > Adam/CGers
> > We are just finished the actual construction of our ADA approved raised
> beds
> > for our garden.  One bed will be dedicated for the disabled gardener and
> the
> > other bed will be for children.  Between now and spring, we will polish
up
> > the surroundings with flowerbeds and art murals.  There will also be a
> layer
> > of ADA approved wood carpet (special cut wood mulch) surrounding these
> beds.
> >
> > There will be a few other features associated with this special
gardening
> > area which will shown next spring.
> >
> > These beds were constructed by the Greater Huntsville Rotary Club
> > volunteers.  The recycled plastic boards were provided by the City of
> > Huntsville.
> >
> > Please see page at.... http://www.casagarden.com/rotary.htm
> >
> > Kindest regards,  Jim Call,  CASA Community Garden Volunteer Dir.
> >                              www.casagarden.com
> >
> >
> > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> > From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
> > Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:53:40 -0500
> >
> > >Friends,
> > >
> > >As its getting to be the time when gardening quiets down and
maintenance
> > and
> > >construction projects become more possible, you may want to look at
this
> > >page from the Idaho Fall's Community garden for Accessible Garden beds
> for
> > >seniors or the wheel chair bound.
> > >
> > >We have a wheelchair friendly bed at the Clinton Community Garden in
NYC
> > >which has always been used - maybe you might want to consider creating
a
> > few
> > >in your garden:
> > >
> > >http://www.srv.net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html
> > ><http://www.srv.net/~klack/Garden/wheelchairplans.html>
> > >
> > >
> > >Best wishes,
> > >Adam Honigman
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --__--__--
> >
> > ______________________________________________________
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>
>
>
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