Gallery: The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get...

The basic design can be easily replicated and constructed. The team are currently working on new products using this blue print to further improve the ability for those in wheelchairs to regain large amounts of their independence, such as cabinets for tools, other ergonomic accessories and a drip feed irrigation system.

Three social-minded urban gardeners saw an unfortunate problem in their community of Nantes: gardening is pretty difficult for those in wheelchairs. So to help the wheelchair-bound flex their green thumbs more easily, these inspired individuals created the Terraform, a series raised garden beds that put planting within arms reach. Using materials close at hand, the team built a simple prototype using the casing of an old cathode ray television combined with some old pallets. The design proved so successful, they’re now promoting Terraform to a wider audience.

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