Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Steven Brehe

Campus

Dahlonega

Subject Area

Other/Multiple Areas

Location

Library 3rd Floor Room 382

Start Date

31-3-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

31-3-2014 11:30 AM

Description/Abstract

The purpose of this proposal is to construct, with the permission of the owner of a local retirement home, a handicap-accessible garden. Our aim is to make the proposal personal, relevant, and practical for the target audience--the owner of the retirement home.

Before writing the proposal, we had to conduct research to investigate the budget, garden logistics, and practical support that would be required for successful implementation. One challenge we faced was the need to convince our audience that a handicap-accessible garden would be plausible. We accomplish this in our plan by implementing, among other accommodations, raised garden beds at various levels to assist those that would be otherwise unable to participate.

We begin with a formal yet personal introduction to show that we are familiar with the retirement home and to demonstrate our investment in the project. To prove that the idea is practical, we anticipate and address potential objections and challenges. In order to show the relevance of the project, we supply the owner with a list of potential benefits, including developing a reputation for his facility for providing exemplary care.

Through our preliminary research, we learned that a handicap-accessible garden could be made possible by innovative tools and garden designs. We also discovered the benefits that such a garden can provide for both individual users and communities.

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Mar 31st, 10:00 AM Mar 31st, 11:30 AM

Proposal for a Retirement Home Garden

Library 3rd Floor Room 382

The purpose of this proposal is to construct, with the permission of the owner of a local retirement home, a handicap-accessible garden. Our aim is to make the proposal personal, relevant, and practical for the target audience--the owner of the retirement home.

Before writing the proposal, we had to conduct research to investigate the budget, garden logistics, and practical support that would be required for successful implementation. One challenge we faced was the need to convince our audience that a handicap-accessible garden would be plausible. We accomplish this in our plan by implementing, among other accommodations, raised garden beds at various levels to assist those that would be otherwise unable to participate.

We begin with a formal yet personal introduction to show that we are familiar with the retirement home and to demonstrate our investment in the project. To prove that the idea is practical, we anticipate and address potential objections and challenges. In order to show the relevance of the project, we supply the owner with a list of potential benefits, including developing a reputation for his facility for providing exemplary care.

Through our preliminary research, we learned that a handicap-accessible garden could be made possible by innovative tools and garden designs. We also discovered the benefits that such a garden can provide for both individual users and communities.