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Sustainable, Wheelchair Friendly Garden to be built at Buffalo Center

National Build Day Comes to Buffalo

grant from Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) has been secured by four University at Buffalo seniors, Amelia Veitch, Austin Reese, Andrea Oaks, and Austin Izzo. The funding is being directed towards creating a sustainable landscape project at the Buffalo Center (Rehabilitation & Nursing) that will allow residents in wheelchairs to venture outdoors, to explore and interact with the accessible garden features.

The ADA compliant landscape concept incorporates myriad design, engineering, and building criteria, as specified by ESW via the grant application process. Once complete, all Buffalo Center residents will be afforded access to the eco-friendly grounds, which are currently under construction.

On Saturday, April 28, from 1 pm to 3 pm, the community is invited to come observe the completion of the project, which takes place on National Build Day. Guests to the event will get a chance to meet the core project leaders, along with the entire team, and learn about the process of transforming fallow land into an interactive outdoor gardenscape for people with mobility limitations. 

National Build Day Comes to Buffalo

April 28, 2018

1:00 – 3:00pm

Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare

Buffalo Center 1014 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209

Snack and refreshments will be provided

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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