Today at St. Mark's Lutheran in San Francisco we finished two of the raised beds that will be at the site. This garden will primarily be tended by the residents at Martin Luther Towers, a senior living facility, so we want to make sure the garden could happen at a comfortable height and limit the amount of bending and squatting that would be needed. It has also been designed to be accessible for individuals in wheelchairs and using walkers.
The tall bed you see above is at a comfortable height for gardening while standing. The smaller bed will be pounded down in the sand and filled with dirt for people to garden while they are seated. Click here to see the garden plan for this site.
If you'd like to learn how we built this beds or just help at the St. Mark's garden, we hope you'd join us next Sunday (April 25th from 1-4pm) when we finish the rest of our beds.