Deborah leads us to one of the Pappas Center classrooms. I am struck by the musky smell of herbs. In the corner a collapsible clothes drying rack serves well as a place to hang bundles of herbs. Next to it a volunteer-crafted wooden cabinet of drying trays holds rose petals, mint, eucalyptus, anise, lavender, rosemary. On the table in the center of the room is a small straw wreath sparsely decorated with dried pom-pom flowers. A parent was to pick up the keepsake that day. Cafeteria type trays serve as self-contained workstations keeping materials organized for each student’s project. At the end of the table is a container holding desk supplies and Braille plant labels.Read about the rest of her tour here, and be sure to ask her any questions you may have about cultivating a love for gardening in people who are blind. It sounds like she learned a lot on her tour.
My recent post on how to design a landscape for a person with colorblindness got a lot of attention from people who are colorblind or have other types of vision impairment or differences, and really got me thinking. So when Nancy Peck over at Garden Club Salon told me she was going to visit the horticultural center at a school for the blind, I was excited to learn more: