On April 28th 2018, the University of Buffalo team partnered with the Buffalo Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation to create a wheelchair accessible tabletop garden bed with a solar powered self watering system. The garden will now serve as a meeting space for the residents and will allow them to partake in a healthy and therapeutic outdoor hobby.
Over the course of six months, the ESW-UB team finalized their design, putting extra work into the electrical schematics behind the solar powered water pumps. And with the help of a grant from the Awesome Buffalo Foundation, they were able to make their vision come to life.
On the rainy morning of April 28th, the ESW-UB team trucked all of their supplies to the Buffalo Center and started to assemble their design. Over the course of many hours, the team put together the table/garden structure, solar panels & wiring, and the rainwater catching system. By the end of the day, the Buffalo Center was left with an amazing foundation for their outdoor space.