Recently, Greenwich Community Gardens opened its second community garden on Bible Street in Cos Cob.
It was a long time in the making and involved passion and a vision on the part of people like Patti Sechi and Bob Natale. Back in March, Greenwich Free Press got a tour of the space that was formerly used by the Town to dump leaves.
Over 75 gardeners and several children are happily gardening their new 4’ x 8’garden plots. On Thursday, June 19, the Universal Access building team will spring into action to build the next section of the garden.
Also known as “Enabling Gardens,” universal access beds will allow residents with limited mobility to be able to grow their own vegetables and herbs in beds that are raised appropriately to accommodate those in wheelchairs, seated gardeners and even standing gardeners.
This section of the garden as well as the main thoroughfares has paths that are 5-6’ wide, so that everyone should be able to comfortably get around the garden and participate fully.
“Our goal is to make our community gardens as inclusive as possible. Building these universal access beds will enable people who thought they could not garden to be able to do so, and to be as much a part of our community as any other gardener.”
The universal access beds should be ready for gardeners within two weeks. Anyone interested in taking a garden bed individually or with others, please contact Patty Sechi at: [email protected] or call 203-629-1499.