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

The team recommends a first layer of branches and packed soil, then more layers of compostable materials topped with manure and top soil to improve the fertility of the raised beds, thus improving the likelihood of a successful garden. Interest grew in the idea and the city of Nantes put many in place to improve accessibility to allotments across their municipality. Since then, other projects have begun and more than 100 kits have been put in place across France.

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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