Work underway on Access Raised Beds

GFAA’s joint project with RGU and the City Council took a big step forward this week with work commencing on phase 1 of the raised beds to give access for gardeners with disabilities.

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First, a six-foot deep soak-away was created to relieve the occasional water-logging that occurs at this end of our site.

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Next, the first part of a field drain was added, draining into the sump. In future works this drain will be extended to run the length of the south boundary of the raised beds area.

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Finally, the areas of hard-standing were laid and the bases of the raised beds put in place. In the completed scheme the hard-standing will help wheelchair access from the nearby car parking area and the narrow planting beds will allow easier access to the plants.

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This work is phase one of four, with three more sets of beds to be added in the future. It is wonderful to see this work underway as a return on the hard work done by GFAA, RGU and the City Council to plan and find funding for the development.

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