Work bee produces wheelchair-accessible gardens for seniors and raised planters for the Visual Arts Centre
By Laura Stovel
The North Columbia Environmental Society (NCES) and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (RVAC) organized a work bee on Saturday to build wheelchair accessible garden planters for local seniors’ residences and raised planters for the new RVAC garden.
Volunteers built a total of 16 planters which will be used to grow vegetables. RVAC volunteer Ken Talbot, assisted by Laura Stovel of NCES, put in long hours in the RVAC wood shop designing, cutting and preparing the wood so the planters could all be assembled in one day. Joe Kozek of Kozek’s Sawmill was extremely generous in providing modestly priced wood for the project.
The wheelchair accessible planters will go to the Cottages, Moberly Manor and possibly other seniors’ residences. Wheelchair accessible planter designs can be provided to those wishing to build their own planters at home. For more information please e-mail NCES accessible garden project coordinator Laura Stovel at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-814-8971.
The RVAC gardens are part of a bigger gardening project that will see fruit and nut trees, a demonstration garden for xeriscaping (low-water landscaping) and vegetable production near the Farwell Plaza. The project is a collaboration between the North Columbia Environmental Society and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.