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carbonel11

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Disabilities friendly School garden
« on: September 12, 2009, 19:22:52 »
Our local primary school is developing a garden for maximum access for those with disabilities. They already have some beds raised to wheelchair height and are planting plants that are both very textured and also highly perfumed for those with sight problems. A small water feature and wind chimes have been added to the sensory aspect. Has anybody got any other ideas. :)

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Disabilities friendly School garden
« on: September 12, 2009, 19:22:52 »

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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 19:31:52 »
Carbonel if you've not already done so then contact the charity Thrive who should be able to help you.

http://www.thrive.org.uk/
Flighty's plot,  http://flightplot.wordpress.com,  is my blog.

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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 19:33:49 »
good for them,i wish them well. too tired fro my plot to have any inspiring ideas,but will repost if i get any!
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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 20:26:18 »
 I wish them all the luck they need.
Flighty`s, link is good i have had a look at it before, worth looking at.

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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 20:46:21 »
we were told yellow painted edges on the raised beds was a good idea, apparently yellow is the last colour to disappear  :)

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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 11:39:24 »
Hi

Liverpool Healthy Schools team might be able to assist, you can contact Natalie Cooper on 233 3901.
good luck
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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 15:23:59 »
the easy enviro raised beds are great , the new are 65 cm, recycled and dead easy last year were sold to many schools and few places with disabilities .
very simple idea and not expensive- contact me if you have any interest -I am very keen to help.

In march I am helping a school project so they get a big discount -as they need 10.

the new ones are in brown!

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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 18:07:29 »
Hello-a project I'd love to be involved in. Differently textured areas/paths also an idea-so slate chips, woodchips, grass etc. I'll keep thinking. Let us know how you get on. x
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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2010, 23:42:22 »
Hi
  we have a sensory garden and use different types of grasses in a raised bed encouraging people to touch they are spaced about 2ft apart ,those are for textures then for smell we use mint ..thyme and lavenders  all encouraging touch the soil is covered with a weed suppressant and then bark

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Re: Disabilities friendly School garden
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 18:27:58 »
 :D good luck e need more like this
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