Tucson community garden to be built on Oracle

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The design for a new community garden to be built on Oracle Road was released Wednesday.

The community garden will be located southwest of the Tucson House and will include rainwater harvesting, native vegetation, a shade ramada and garden beds in a barrier free design.

"What's special about it is that this is the first fully accessible community garden.  We're calling it barrier free, so, the  people with disabilities can use the garden.  And a number of the residents at the Tucson House who live right next to it have disabilities.  And we designed it so that people who are in wheelchairs or walkers or have limited mobility can garden in this space," said project manage Gina Chorover.

Construction is expected to start soon.

Its paid for through a county grant, federal grants and a donation from Sundt Construction.