Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.
Digging in the dirt gives youth a feeling of accomplishment
Try to imagine using garden tools out in the garden and yard if you couldn't see well.
Volunteers give back by educating the public
Black leg is a serious disease of Brassica crops that has recently appeared in outbreaks in western Oregon. It threatens Brassica production in the Pacific Northwest. In an effort to manage the disease and get it back to low incident levels, the ODA developed black leg rules in 2014, and have revised them since. The current ODA rules are here. Cindy Ocamb from OSU has...