Disability Network Washtenaw Discovery Garden


The Disability Network Washtenaw Livingston Monroe (DN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of children, youth and adults with disabilities at school, at work and in the community. As part of their mission, DN created a garden site with completely accessible beds.  In 2015, the DN and Project Grow teamed up to make this garden part of the Project Grow family of community gardens.  

The site has 12 raised beds.  Twelve of the beds are completely accessible.  They are separated by concrete paths and directly adjacent to parking and a completely wheelchair accessible tool shed.

The DN Washtenaw garden is unique in its accessibility, but it is not unique in its mission of community building. The space is built in a way that ensures that people with and without disabilities can garden together.  Everyone is welcome to garden here, regardless of ability level.

A complete collection of tools is available in the shed and like all Project Grow sites, water is available.

Beds at DN are 24-32 square feet, slightly larger than the 18-24 square foot beds at Project Grow's other Discovery Gardens. 

The fee for a bed at the Discovery Garden is $50 for one or $80 for two.

 
Site Coordinators: Shannon O'Grady (smogo58@yahoo.com)
 
The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living joined forces with several partner organizations in Livingston and Monroe counties and rebranded in 2023 as the Disability Network of Washtenaw, Livingston & Monroe.  We are still updating our materials to reflect the new name.
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